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Our client, Mr. B was accused of harassment by an ex-neighbour who alleged that Mr. B had called him hundreds of times over 2 years. After a lengthy legal investigation, followed by a diligent and empathetic defence, the judge realised the nuance of the situation and the fact that the ex-neighbour and our client had long-standing issues prior to this. Upon realising this, the judge passed a suspended sentence, ensuring that our client would not see the inside of a jail cell.

Mr. B and his neighbour, Mr. K had an antagonistic relationship. Mr. B was forced to deal with late-night disturbances, faulty plumbing that resulted in loud noises from the bathroom, and other grievances that mounted, year after year. After months of confusion over these exchanges, our client was shocked when the police arrived and arrested him on multiple counts of harassment, as Mr. K claimed that Mr. B placed hundreds of phone calls over a 2-month period.  

After contacting us to represent him, our criminal defence solicitors immediately sprang to action, determined to uncover the truth and provide some justice for our client. After meticulously analysing all evidence submitted by the prosecution, our harassment solicitors conducted their own thorough legal investigation and uncovered the fact that Mr. K and our client had issues for years prior to the complaint. 

Their relationship soured over the years, as our client suffered from loud noises, disturbances at night, and once the neighbour moved out and rented the house, from disagreements with the tenants. Despite trying to maintain a civil relationship, Mr. K began ‘ghosting’ our client, avoiding his calls and any interactions to avoid addressing the problem. These frustrations began to build, and our client was forced to try and reach Mr. K to address these issues. 

During the trial, our harassment solicitors submitted overwhelming evidence that pointed to the nature of their relationship, to the history of complaints lodged by our client against Mr. K, and multiple witness and character statements that attested to the disturbances Mr. K had caused. After a determined and empathetic legal defence that highlighted our client’s frustrations with a seemingly impossible situation, the judge was moved by our defence and granted a suspended sentence. This meant that our client avoids jail time entirely, and is able to return to his home. 

Finding yourself in a difficult situation with unwilling neighbours can be frustrating, especially when the police ultimately get involved. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us now. We’re here to help defend your rights and protect your interests.  

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