Thanks for your follow up, I've downloaded the court forms and have asked a barrister friend of mine to have a look through and help write them up.
A couple of questions you might be able to help with though:
1. Another lawyer told me I would need to write to the "offender" first and ask him to stop of my own accord before filing any court papers, is that correct?
2. When I spoke with a policeman at my local station he pleaded ignorance of internet law and said I should call the CID of the station nearest the offender's premises as that's where the alleged crime was committed.
Could you please give some advice on this and explain exactly which criminal law it is that he has broken by first stealing my confidential e.mail list and then spamming the people on it.
I appreciate that his comments regarding his products viz-a-viz mine are a civil matter but whatever the content, the mere fact of using my list and sendng out unsolicited e.mails is surely a case for the police to investigate.
I hope you can offer a little insight before I have ot explain how the law works to another member of the constabulary.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Paul Eagle - *****@******.***