You are between a rock and a hard place because you say that you do not want to take court action as it will destroy your wife’s daughter’s career. Whilst that is a most magnanimous attitude to take, it’s a pity that your wife’s daughter is not as ethical!
What you are asking in effect I’m sorry to say is that how can you deal with this without actually dealing with it. You have presumably asked your wife’s daughter to cease and desist and she has simply ignored that.
I’m sorry to say, that you cannot beat her with a stick until such time as she stops. If she continues with this harassment, then you either have to take legal action or suffer it.
You can actually refer the matter to the police with a view to having her warned under the Protection from Harassment Act and threatening her with that before you actually do it would be a good idea. You can also tell her that if she carries on the you will refer the matter to the Solicitors Regulation Authority as conduct likely to bring the Profession into disrepute.
I’m afraid that if she ignores that, then you have no option but to take either or both of those courses of action. It may not affect her career if she has a formal warning from the police because it’s not a conviction or caution and she wouldn’t have to disclose it.
If she doesn’t take any notice of either your correspondence or a warning from the police, then to be quite frank and blunt with you, it comes down onto her head.
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