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Private Crime: Burglary

June 30, 2017 10:00 am

Burglary is dealt with seriously by the Courts as it is not only considered a dishonesty offence but an invasion of someone’s home. It is more than simply losing items, for example a stolen laptop whilst working from home, there are the long-term effects for the victims i.e. finding it harder to trust people, becoming more afraid to leave the home especially if an offence of this nature is carried out at night. This will undoubtedly add to the seriousness and therefore potential sentence. Legal...
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Private Crime: Harassment and Stalking

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In legal terms the term harassment is used to cover the ‘causing alarm or distress’ offences under section 2 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA), and ‘putting people in fear of violence’ offences under section 4 of the PHA. The term harassment is not specifically defined but by way of example can include unwanted communications on a person that could cause alarm, distress or fear in any reasonable person. The offence can also be committed by two or more people against an individual...
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How To Make A Small Claims Case

June 23, 2017 10:00 am

As the name suggests a small claims case is a relatively small claim against a business or individual. This can include a personal injury or a dispute with a landlord (less than £1000) or compensation for faulty goods, services or wages or money owed (usually £10,000 or less). In this article, we are going to look at the small claims process and what you should know before making a case. Get help The first thing to do is to talk to someone – in our...
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What Qualifies As Self-Defence?

June 16, 2017 10:00 am

As a hypothetical scenario let’s say a burglar enters your house. Startled you grab something to hand and attack them. Would this technically count as self-defence? In this article, we are looking at self-defence as defined by UK law and what you need to be aware of. The law The first thing to make clear is that in the scenario we discussed you do not have to wait to be attacked first. The main emphasis is on using reasonable force in order to defend yourself...
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