Thanks for the information
I am sorry but I cannot give you good news. I'm afraid you are in difficulty here.
If the police are dealing withthis then there is no action you need take really other than that directed bythem.
You cannot appoint a solicitoras you will be dealt with by CPS.
The good news though is that thereare things that you can do to encourage the police. For instance, if they havejust decided to take no further action then you can complain about that to amore senior officer.
If a decision has been made to justsimply not charge then you have the victims rights of review option opens here.
You do also have the option to takeout a private prosecution but obviously there are costs in doing that and so itshould be a last resort.
Although, if they are prosecutingthen that is the end of the matter. There is nothing else you can do.
I do understand your frustration buthe is not going to get a huge sentence for what is, ultimately, a criminal damage.
You would be better off suing as youwill never get the money through compensation in practice.
There are no other steps forcomplainants to take really.
I'm sorry this isn't theanswer you wanted but it is the position that you face and I have a duty toinform you truthfully.
Hope this helps. Pleaselet me know if you need more information.
Do remember that I can only give you myopinion.
Another lawyer may have a different opinion.Litigation needs at least 2 parties and neither goes to court expecting tolose.
Nonetheless, one of them does, even thoughthey have been told by their respective legal advisers that they have a goodchance of success.
If there was a black-and-white answer toevery legal problem there would be no need for anything to ever proceed tocourt.
The ultimate decisioncomes from a county court judge in a civil case or from the magistrate in acriminal case heard in the magistrates court or the jury in Crown Court.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Hopefully, Ihave answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. Ifanything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In themeantime, thank you once again for using our services.