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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby atticus » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:25 pm

The Courts have held that a campaign of complaints to official bodies may amount to harassment.
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby atticus » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:08 pm

See the Supreme Court case Hayes v Willoughby.

(BAILII link at the end of that case summary).
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby shootist » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:46 pm

For reasons no doubt unintended, the phrase " a reasonableness test would be unworkable when applied to public authorities." amused me with it's, again unintended, accuracy.
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby atticus » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:03 am

That was said in the specific context of consideration of s1(3). To suggest otherwise may be an intended inaccuracy.
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby dls » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:31 pm

Knowing what you are accuse dof yes. Knowing the evidence on which the accusation is made, maybe.
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby TenaciousB » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:37 am

diy wrote:normally they see if you are willing to plead guilty, before offering disclosure. But they must disclose their evidence within 7 days of the hearing or risk having an adjournment


I received the evidence 2 weeks after the hearing, only because I notified the court. The court hasn't given me more time to prepare a defence and hasn't changed the trial date, which I think is unfair.
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby atticus » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:59 am

When is the trial date?
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby TenaciousB » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:59 pm

1st December. Defence has to be in by 23rd October.
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby atticus » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:41 pm

You may need to ask for an extension of that second date.
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Re: Summons received, what next?

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:37 pm

atticus wrote:The Courts have held that a campaign of complaints to official bodies may amount to harassment.


Do I need to read the judgment to find if the complaints were unfounded or had proper grounds or do you know?
I am guessing at some of each: I cannot see how it could be harassment if they were all properly justified complaints.
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