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Proper Crimbo!*

In More Effective Respopnses to Anti-Social Behaviour the Government sets out its plans for reforms of the ASBO and other associated remedies. In brief, the government thinks that: (a) there are too many tools for dealing with ASB and practitioners tend to...

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Who you gonna call?

If there's somethin' strange in your neighbourhood you can now call... any of the persons listed in s.37(1), Policing and Crime Act 2009 (and not Mr Ray Parker Jr for whilst he "aint afraid of no ghost", he's useless* against criminal gangs). You may recall...

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Birmingham v’s the boy racers

Birmingham City Council v Persons Unknown - 0BM70352 (noted by way of Arden Chambers Eflash) is a successful attempt by a local authority to distinguish the decision in Birmingham CC v Shafi [2008] EWCA Civ 1186; [2009] 1 WLR 1961; [2009] HLR 25 (our note...

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‘Ard en fast rule*

James v Birmingham City Council [2010] EWHC 282 (Admin) is a further dispute about the power of the court to vary an ASBO. A magistrates court may make and ASBO against any person over the age of 10 if it can be proved (to the criminal standard of proof,...

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How late did you leave it?

Not a post about Christmas shopping, (which is all done, thanks to Amazon) but about delays in lodging appeals against ASBOs and the case of R (Birmingham CC) v Birmingham Crown Court; R (South Gloucestershire DC) v Bristol Crown Court [2009] EWHC 3329...

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What is "housing-related conduct?"

Swindon BC v Redpath [2009] EWCA Civ 943 By s.153A(1) Housing Act 1996, a variety of social landlords, including local housing authorities, may apply for an injunction to restrain a person from engaging in "housing-related" anti-social behaviour. That means...

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