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Stalking Protection Orders Working together with police forces to better protect people

One in six women and one in 12 men will experience stalking. The issue of stalking is widespread.

Since 20 January 2020, Police forces have been able to apply for a Stalking Protection Order (SPO). These new powers are an effective and early intervention. The Orders equip police with valuable powers to protect victims.

Sussex Police and Weightmans obtained the first SPO in the country. The Weightmans Stalking Protection Order Team now get several applications every week for numerous forces and have trained 1000’s of officers on how to get these orders.

It is imperative that forces are aware of this invaluable weapon in their armoury and are using it as a mechanism for protecting victims from unwanted and potentially life-threatening behaviour.

Our experienced SPO team can help can forces help victims:

  • Legal advice and court advocacy from our highly experienced SPO team with a track record of getting stalking protection orders:
  • Quick telephone or email advises on case merits
  • Bundle checking service
  • Full paperwork preparation service
  • Court advocacy
  • Fixed fees for legal costs certainty
  • Easy to access legal support with a dedicated email inbox and always same day service
  • Quality and quick training of officers via video or webinar to understand the key evidential requirements for stalking protection orders, when to use them, and how to apply for an order at court
  • A tailored service to meet each force’s individual requirements.

Police force testimonials

"Reduced the burden on my team…"

"Really happy with the outcome of these cases… Louise has been fantastic and a real credit to your firm. By taking on these cases she has reduced the burden on my team greatly at a difficult time for which I am hugely grateful … the help your firm has provided recently has reminded me that collaboration between private practice and in-house can work well".

"Extremely helpful…"

"Louise was extremely helpful and has assisted in getting a bundle ready … thankyou!"

"Organised, efficient, reliable and effective…"

"I just wanted to let you know that, yet again, Suzanne did an outstanding job… Suzanne really is an asset to Weightmans, and a god send to me! I can completely relax when she is on a job with me – she is organised, efficient, reliable and effective".

"A great job…"

"Many thanks for all your help with this – a great job and I’m very grateful to you."

"Professional and completely in control of the situation…"

"I just wanted to thank you once again for your help in this morning’s hearing. Right from the moment I met you at Court this morning you were professional and completely in control of the situation. Your professionalism shone through and this also showed in the way you conducted the case during the hearing. Your preparation was extremely well done and the case was concluded in record time because of this."

To find out more about Stalking Protection Orders, or to arrange training for your team, please contact Hannah or Louise directly using the contact details below, or fill out the submission form.

Key contacts

Hannah Walsh
Hannah Walsh

Partner

+44 (0)20 7822 1936 Email Hannah

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