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Harassment

Harassment is the unwanted behaviour of another that causes the recipient to feel either intimidated or humiliated. There is a wide range of behaviour that can amount to harassment, including: 

  • Spoken words or abuse including jokes. 
  • Written words including emails or comments on social media. 
  • Images or graffiti. 
  • Facial expressions or physical gestures. 

Facing harassment from the media


The reported suicide of Caroline Flack, the Love Island presenter, at the start of 2020 following a prolonged campaign of harassment again highlighted the issues faced by celebrities, royalty and wealthy individuals in relation to unwanted media attention. Journalists seeking...

What is harassment and what is not?


Harassment is both a civil and criminal offence and falls under various legislation.   what constitutes Harassment   Under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, harassment will occur where the behaviour causes alarm or distress. Individuals must not pursue...

Legal advice for press intrusiond


For many, being suddenly subjected to the scrutiny of the media can be very stressful. And, if handled incorrectly, press intrusion has the potential to cause irreparable damage to that individual’s reputation. Your right to privacy You are also well within your...

What is a harassment injunction?


Harassment occurs when someone causes you alarm or distress. An injunction is a civil court order that either:  Prevents a person from doing something  Requires a person to do something  If a...

What should you do if you are being threatened online?


If someone begins to threaten you online, it might be hard to know what to do. Am I really being harassed? Do I call the police? Do I respond? What shall I do? Below is a helpful guide to assist you in taking the right actions to mitigate the damage caused by cyber threats....

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