R (on the application of Catt) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another (Appellants); R (on the application of T) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Catt) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another (Appellants); R (on the application of T) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 9 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 4th March 2015

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Taunton street preacher convicted for homophobic sermon – BBC News

‘A Christian street preacher has been convicted of delivering homophobic sermons in the middle of a high street.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2015

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City worker nicknamed ‘Shagger’ jailed for campaign of threats against women – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in domestic violence, harassment, news, restraining orders, sentencing by sally

‘Married father Michael Nartey sentenced after terrorising five lovers – some of whom also had children by him – in vile campaign of abusive text messages.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2015

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Levi and another v Bates and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 17th, 2015 in appeals, damages, harassment, law reports, victims by sally

Levi and another v Bates and others [2015] EWCA Civ 206; [2015] WLR (D) 119

‘It was not a requirement of the statutory tort of harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 that the claimant be a target of the perpetrator’s conduct.’

WLR Daily, 12th March 2015

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Police investigate web taunts after man falls to his death – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2015 in crime, harassment, internet, news, suicide by sally

‘Bystanders who cruelly taunted a man before he fell from a multi-storey car park could face legal action, police have warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2015

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Man guilty of excrement missile campaign – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2015 in armed forces, compensation, electronic monitoring, harassment, news by sally

‘A man has been convicted of carrying out a campaign of throwing balloons full of excrement at a club used by ex-servicemen and women.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2015

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Hanley Broadheath ‘harassed’ vicar at Court of Appeal – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2015 in appeals, Church of England, clergy, employment, harassment, news, unfair dismissal by sally

‘A vicar who claimed he was the victim of four years of harassment has appeared at the Court of Appeal over whether he has the right to bring an action for unfair dismissal.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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‘Revenge porn’ illegal under new law in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2015 in bills, crime, harassment, internet, news, pornography, telecommunications by sally

‘Posting “revenge porn” images and videos on the internet is becoming a criminal offence in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2015

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Internet ASBOs for hate crimes: what are the challenges? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 10th, 2015 in ASBOs, crime, harassment, internet, news by sally

‘In the struggle against internet trolls, cyber bullying and the general way in which the advent of the internet has caused problems for the criminal law, over the weekend the latest idea to combat the evils of the internet appeared: Internet ASBOs.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 9th February 2015

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Regina v Chinegwundoh – WLR Daily

Regina v Chinegwundoh [2014] EWCA Crim 2649; [2015] WLR (D) 18

‘A finding that a person under a disability had done the acts charged against him was not an acquittal and did not therefore give the court the power to make a restraining order under section 5A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.’

WLR Daily, 20th January 2015

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DPP to consult on greater assistance to victims giving evidence at court – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has today [19 January 2015] published a major consultation on the approach to ensuring victims are properly assisted for the trial process at court and called for an overhaul of the service provided to witnesses to ensure that they are able to give the best possible evidence. The proposals are subject to an eight week public consultation.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th January 2015

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Rape victims will be warned of defence lawyer tactics under new guidelines – Daily Telegraph

‘Director of Public Prosecutions launches controversial new guidelines intended to help victims and witnesses through giving evidence in court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2015

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Stop in the Name of Love! The New EU Regulation 606/2013 on Protection Measures – Family Law Week

Posted January 16th, 2015 in children, confidentiality, EC law, families, harassment, injunctions, news by sally

‘Sarah Lucy Cooper, barrister of Thomas More Chambers, explains the details and effect of this recently implemented EU personal protection law.’

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Family Law Week, 15th January 2015

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Hayes v Butters and another – WLR Daily

Posted December 18th, 2014 in bankruptcy, damages, harassment, law reports, trustees in bankruptcy by sally

Hayes v Butters and another [2014] WLR (D) 536

‘In a claim for harassment pursuant to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, where the claimant claimed personal loss and financial loss, the claim was a hybrid claim which vested in the trustee in bankruptcy.’

WLR Daily, 10th December 2014

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Solicitors From Hell founder wins surprise High Court victory – Legal Futures

Posted December 15th, 2014 in harassment, injunctions, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

‘He has been sued 18 times in relation to the website he founded, and lost each time, but now Rick Kordowski, the man behind SolicitorsFromHell.co.uk, has recorded an unexpected High Court win.’

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Legal Futures, 15th December 2014

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Could legislation halt non-physical domestic abuse? – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2014 in crime, domestic violence, harassment, news by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May could soon announce a new offence in England and Wales to tackle domestic abuse. The law will cover coercive and controlling behaviour within a relationship, as legislation already exists to tackle violence. But why is it needed?’

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BBC News, 8th December 2014

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Rise in number of violent homophobic crimes being reported to police – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2014 in crime, harassment, homosexuality, news, police, victims, violence, young persons by sally

‘Some of the UK’s biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2014

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Google to remove businessman’s online abuse from search results after High Court settlement – The Independent

Posted November 25th, 2014 in harassment, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A former Morgan Stanley banker has reached an agreement with Google that will see pages of online abuse removed from the search results for his name.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2014

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Julien Blanc ‘denied visa to enter UK': Controversial ‘pick-up artist’ barred after petition signed by thousands – The Independent

Posted November 20th, 2014 in harassment, news, visas, women by tracey

‘Controversial “pick-up” artist Julien Blanc has been denied a visa to enter the UK after a sustained campaign to prevent him from touring in Britain, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2014

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Panic room woman challenges bedroom tax – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in assault, benefits, domestic violence, harassment, housing, news, rape, stalking by sally

‘A woman whose council home has been fitted with a secure panic room to protect her from a violent ex-partner is going to court on Wednesday to challenge the government’s so-called bedroom tax.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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