The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA) was introduced to target stalking. For the most part, Parliament had strangers in mind, whether physically following a victim and/or persistently giving them unwanted attention. As is often the way, enforcement of the Act evolved from those early intentions. Now, the vast majority of prosecutions involve people who know each other, one of them reporting that they are the victim of a course of conduct which amounts to harassment by the other, and which that person knew or ought to have known caused them harassment alarm or distress. The basic offence, section 2 of PHA, is a summary-only offence (meaning it can only be tried in the Magistrates’ Court) but the more serious offences of harassment putting people in fear of violence (section s4 of PHA), or stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress (section 4A of PHA), can be tried in the Crown Court and both incur up to five years imprisonment.
The prestigious Legal 500 directory has again listed Brett Wilson LLP as a leading firm in the fields of reputation management, white collar crime/fraud and general crime. The 2016 edition of the directory was published on 14 September 2016. This is the fifth consecutive year that Brett Wilson LLP has featured in the directory.
In TRK & BVP v ICM  EWHC 2810 Mr Justice Warby granted an interim without notice injunction preventing a spurned lover from disclosing private information obtained from the alleged hacking of his former lover’s computer system.
Junior Paralegal/administrator required. Principal role will be to provide support to a busy boutique firm in Farringdon, London, EC1 specialising in libel/privacy, regulatory and criminal/fraud work. Work will involve a mixture of administrative tasks/general office support (75%), including the collecting of DX, greeting of clients and other visitors etc, and some fee-earning (25%), principally for the firm’s media law department.