Anti social behaviour
Advising and dealing with anti-social behaviour cases for police forces and local authorities.
As the Government continues to reinforce the importance of tackling anti-social behaviour within communities, the responsibilities of police forces and local authorities continue to grow.
The Respect agenda has promoted the view that there are many and varied ways of tackling anti-social behaviour, with the main objective to reduce incidents by tackling behaviour in schools and homes. One way of tackling intransigent problems is to resort to the court system, and this is where legal expertise becomes a crucial factor.
Weightmans has gained substantial expertise and experience in acting for local and police authorities in anti-social behaviour matters. We currently have a 100% success rate in obtaining ASBOs, ASB injunctions linked to penalties on housing, crack house closures and other statutory measures to combat anti-social behaviour.
As a public authority, you will benefit from our dedicated team's vast experience and understanding of the public sector ethos. We provide practical and realistic advice on your chances of success and focus on achieving the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time. We aim to help you cope with your workload by working with you on a supportive and co-operative basis.
We understand particularly that funding for local authority work on crime and anti-social behaviour ebbs and flows. We recognise the financial pressures and we will aim to agree realistic rates, including fixed fees, for the work we do for you.
Weightmans is a national leader in this increasingly important area of law. We have delivered seminars in association with government departments, and we regularly advise on the constant changes taking place. We run in-house training sessions and external seminars, and two members of our team are visiting lecturers at Anglia Ruskin University’s innovative ASBO Management Course.