An update on case law concerning Community Penalty Notices
Local authorities are increasingly using Community Protection Notices to prohibit otherwise lawful activity e.g. sitting in shop doorways or feeding pigeons as a response to perceived anti-social behaviour. The police and certain social housing organisations can also issue such notices.
Typical defendants may be homeless or merely eccentric; some maybe well-heeled business people. Breach of a notice is a criminal matter.
During this session, consideration will be given to who can issue a Community Protection Notice and the criteria which must be adhered to when making one.
In addition, the following areas will also be discussed:
• Consequences of breach
• Can you challenge the validity of a Notice as a defence Appeals against notices in the Magistrates’ Court
• Other remedies
• Legislation and Home Office Guidance
Suitable for both prosecutors and defence lawyers and paralegals advising clients in the office, this bite-size webinar, delivered by solicitor-advocate Olwen Davies, will ensure that viewers are familiar with developing case law in this area.
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