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Harassment & Blackmail

"They are incredibly client-friendly and a very safe pair of hands. Clients go to them because they trust them to give the unvarnished truth in a way that is pleasant” Chambers UK 2021

We advise clients who find themselves receiving unwanted attention including from paparazzi, stalkers, online-trolls and abusive ex-partners or neighbours. Often the unwanted attention comes with threats to speak to the media. We have extensive experience advising in the context of politically or commercially motivated campaigns and relationship breakdowns.

These cases are highly sensitive and need to be handled delicately and we are experienced at dealing with the emotional, practical and legal aspects.  We advise clients on their rights and the steps that they can take, including applications to court for injunctive relief or third party disclosure (such as Norwich Pharmacal relief), with the aim of helping them to return to their normal lives as quickly as possible.

We are also well placed to advise on issues arising between family members and in the family courts and those which have a criminal aspect drawing on the expertise of our colleagues in other teams.

"The team offer a complete package to clients: they understand the needs of their clients, they get the commercial and/or personal objectives (as the case may be), they are focused and clear, they work together well as a team, they manage expectations well, and they are tenacious in advancing (or defending) their clients’ interests." The Legal 500 UK 2020