Lord Rennard’s suspension from Lib Dems is lifted – Daily Telegraph

‘Disciplinary action launched in wake of sexual harassment allegations against the peer is dropped by the party.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2014

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Kevin Chambers jailed after Llandudno door banging death – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2014 in harassment, homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by michael

‘A hammer-wielding drug addict has been jailed after a woman suffered a heart attack and died when she was terrorised in her own home.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2014

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‘Revenge porn’ laws must be clearer, say Lords – The Guardian

‘Clarification is needed on the law around “revenge porn” and when it could lead to a prosecution, a committee of peers has said.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2014

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Lib Dems reject Lord Rennard bid to overturn suspension – BBC News

‘Liberal Democrat officials have rejected an attempt by Lord Rennard to overturn his suspension from the party.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2014

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Judge criticises police for investigating ‘outrageous’ mother and daughter spat – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2014 in damages, estate agents, families, harassment, news, police, theft by sally

‘Nicola Low, 71, and her daughter, Caroline Baines, 40, ran an estate agent together before their relationship ended in a spectacular fall out.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2014

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Revenge porn – are we in need of stronger laws? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Calls have been prompted largely by the rise of revenge porn itself, which in turn is attributable to the omnipresence of smartphones that allow photographs to be taken and uploaded to the internet within seconds. No specialist knowledge is required and many “apps” allow pictures to be uploaded at the click of a button. Once an image is on the internet in digital form it can be reproduced time and time again. The call for a specific criminal sanction follows considerable lobbying by campaigners and the issue receiving national attention following the revelation that the prime minister’s nanny was the victim of revenge porn. At present there is no specific criminal offence that adequately addresses the problem. Legal action and publicity in the US have also put pressure on the government to act.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th July 2014

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Alison Hewitt family awarded £130,000 for stalker failings – BBC News

‘A family who endured a “living nightmare” at the hands of a stalker are to receive £130,000 because of Home Office failings.

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Harassed family gets payout after Home Office failings – BBC News

‘A family who endured a “living nightmare” at the hands of a violent criminal is to receive a £130,000 payout over Home Office failings.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Plea for no new social-media laws – BBC News

‘No new laws are needed to deal with social media – just a better understanding of the existing ones, a leading barrister has told peers.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2014

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Revenge porn: Government to consider changes to sexual offences laws in bid to stamp out practice – The Independent

‘The Government is to consider a change in the law to stop ‘revenge porn’ where men post explicit pictures of their former wives or girlfriends online.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2014

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Agbenowossi-Koffi v Donvand Ltd (t/a Gullivers Travel Associates) – WLR Daily

Agbenowossi-Koffi v Donvand Ltd (t/a Gullivers Travel Associates): [2014] EWCA Civ 855; [2014] WLR (D) 282

‘Where a claim of race discrimination had been dismissed on limitation grounds those allegations could not be repeated in a second claim together with additional allegations which could have been included in the first claim but had not been, in order to avoid the limitation defence by founding a claim based on conduct extending over a period of time. The second claim was an abuse of process.’

WLR Daily, 24th June 2014

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Policing Social Media – BBC Law in Action

Posted June 25th, 2014 in bullying, harassment, internet, news, podcasts, police by sally

‘Cases of cyber-bullying on social media are becoming more and more common – and the police are often the first to hear about them. On this week’s Law in Action, Joshua Rozenberg asks just how much time are the police spending on dealing with social media disputes?’

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BBC Law in Action, 24th June 2014

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‘Social media crimes’ account for half of calls to front-line police, says senior UK officer – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2014 in bullying, harassment, internet, malicious communications, news, police by sally

‘Responding to online offences such as threats on social media make up “at least half” of a calls to front line police, a senior office has said.’

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The Independent, 24th June 2014

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Victory for Spamalot – Niebel in the Upper Tribunal – Panopticon

‘The spamming industry is a decidedly irritating but sadly almost unavoidable feature of our networked world. There is no question but that spamming (i.e. the sending of unsolicited direct marketing electronic communications) constitutes an unlawful invasion of our privacy (see further regs 22-23 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) (PECR), implemented under EU Directive 2002/21/EC). The question is what can be done to stop it, particularly given that individual citizens will typically not want to waste their time litigating over the odd spam email or text?’

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Panopticon, 19th June 2014

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Government accused of ‘stoking tensions’ against human rights lawyer pursuing British soldiers for alleged war crimes – The Independent

‘The Law Society has demanded action from the Home Secretary, Theresa May, over a string of violent threats dating back a decade against the human rights lawyer who brought cases against British soldiers over alleged brutality in Iraq and Afghanistan.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2014

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Women win ‘substantial’ compensation over sex pest boss – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 6th, 2014 in compensation, harassment, news by sally

Darren Scott, 53, was “fixated” by 24-year-old Diana Nicholl-Pierson’s breasts and openly ogled them in their Mayfair office, a tribunal found

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2014

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New Equality objectives for 2014-15 – Bar Standards Board

Posted June 4th, 2014 in barristers, disclosure, diversity, equality, harassment, press releases by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has developed and adopted five new equality objectives for 2014-15.’

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Bar Standards Board, 3rd June 2014

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Twitter troll must not contact Rachel Riley and Chris Martin – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in harassment, hospital orders, internet, malicious communications, news by sally

‘A man has been ordered not to contact Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Countdown presenter Rachel Riley after sending hundreds of abusive tweets.’

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BBC News, 31st May 2014

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PA sacked by her boss after wife found out about their affair awarded £35,000 damages – Daily Telegraph

‘A personal assistant sacked from her job at a successful property company by her boss after his wife found out about their affair has been awarded nearly £35,000 in damages. ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2014

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Couple jailed for labelling innocent woman a prostitute on fake sex profile – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2014 in appeals, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Rachel Lyne suffered the seven-year hate campaign from couple and was forced to move 350 miles away to escape the constant stream of men knocking on her door expecting sex.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2014

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