As you are aware, you are being harassed.
Harassment is defined as a course of action (more than once) which is intended to harass, does harass, is reckless as to whether it harasses, or if the average bystander would look at the conduct and think that it was indeed harassment.
Harassment is both a civil matter and a criminal matter.
If a person is being harassed, they can go to the police and ask them to warn the alleged culprit under the Protection from Harassment Act. Some police forces take harassment very seriously and others not so and therefore, the person who is being allegedly harassed may need to speak to a senior officer or put a complaint in writing to the Chief Constable.
You can also make an application to court, the local County Court, for an injunction to stop the person coming within 100 m of you or contacting you either directly or through 1/3 party although if the couple lived together whether as partners or just living in the same house, the distance constraint would be a lot lower.
Breaching such an order/injunction is contempt of court and is an arrestable offence which is actually more serious, breaching the order, than the original harassment offence.
If you want to apply for a civil injunction, we can tell you exactly what to put on the form, which form, the wording, et cetera et cetera. There is an extra fee for that guidance which I can provide for you as an additional service. It’s optional extra. It is often the case that a robustly worded letter from a/your solicitor threatening a court application and an application for costs, may resolve the issue without the need to go as far as court.
On your house insurance you may have legal expenses cover that would pay for the legal cost so it’s worthwhile checking. Some do and some don't.
The potential problem for you is that a solicitors letter and opening the file et cetera et cetera is probably going to cost GBP250 to start whereas the injunction application is only GBP255.
The full list of court fees are here:
there is very little legal aid available now except in very few categories but if you are on benefits or low-income, you may get help with or not have to pay the fees. Details are here:
I’m afraid that we are specifically not allowed to take instructions from here.
If the site were to be a source of potential clients, we would no longer be independent because we would have an interest in pursuing litigation. With no interest in pursuing litigation, we can be really objective with our view is to whether something has a good chance or a limited chance of success.
In any event, for logistical reasons you would be better using a local solicitor .
Don’t try to do this on the telephone, turn up at the police station. The more people make the complaint, the better so if you go along with your nephew and your mother, there is more chance that the police are going to take note.
You have probably seen a pop-up offering you the chance of a telephone call at an extra cost. It is up to you whether you have a telephone call or not but do bear in mind that a 15-30 minute telephone call covers an awful lot of ground and you can get an awful lot of information in that time. So you can ignore it or go ahead or go ahead later. It’s your choice.
Meanwhile, we can carry on on here.
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I am not certain whether that answers the question for you or not, but I am happy to answer any specific points arising from this.
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