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Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law

By: Kuljit Bhogal
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Published: 12-02-2015
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 472
ISBN: 9781780438146
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Series: Cornerstone on...
Dimensions: 248 x 156 mm
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About Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law

"This is an invaluable toolkit. It has clear and concise guidance, good precedents and a useful review not only the new act but also of how it overlaps with and enhances existing legislation." The Law Society Gazette

"Having to order 2 more copies of @CstoneHousing on ASB as the lawyers are fighting over the original one, it's that good." @east_law

"a one-stop shop on the new legislation...A book worthy of any practitioner's bookshelf!" Janine Green, MD, RESOLVE ASB

"I have used [this] book throughout [the process of being granted an injunction under the new Act] and given the details of it to the defence barrister and also to our resident Judge!... I love it!!!" Sharon-Louise Evans, Litigation Solicitor, Winchester City Council

"well worn and used already - I wouldn't dream of attending a meeting without it" @chrissyrowney

An excellent book" @jenny2863

"the Queen of ASB" - Shomik Datta from Cornerstone Barristers on Kuljit Bhogal

"a valuable 'go to' for many ASB professionals" @chris_grose

"the book has been very well produced and exceedingly useful" praise from Ealing Council

"easy to read. The complete Bible on ASB tools and powers. Thoroughly recommend to all in ASB field" Paul Dunn, Chair, London ASB Managers Group

"just what I need for work excellent" Russell J Morgan, Amazon Review

"A great book that will guide you through the new ASB legislation easy to follow and understand with examples to enable you to draft new order templates for your organisation. I would not be with out this book." Tina Phillips, Amazon Reviewer



Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law is a practical guide to the new toolkit introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. It clearly explains, through the use of case studies, practical examples and tactical advice how the new tools operate and how they may be used to best effect.

The book covers each aspect of the new anti-social behaviour toolkit. It explains what the new powers are, how they differ from the old and how they can be applied in practice. It sets out the existing case law relating to ASBOs and ASBIs and considers the extent to which this will be relevant to the new powers.

Each chapter contains helpful textboxes dealing with FAQs and worked examples. There are sections on Human Rights, vulnerable Defendants and proportionality defences as well as advice on evidence.

The book is supplemented by a series of appendices which include the relevant statutory materials and the Home Office Guidance for Frontline Professionals. There are useful precedents and a list of specimen prohibitions and positive requirements for common problems.

It is the essential source of reference for anyone involved in tackling anti-social behaviour.

Table Of Contents

Contents
1 Introduction
2 The human rights implications, the Equality Act 2010 and disability, and hate crime
3 The civil injunction to prevent anti-social behaviour
4 Criminal behaviour orders
5 Dispersal powers for the police
6 Community protection notices
7 Public spaces protection orders
8 Closure orders
9 New powers of possession
10 Anti-social behaviour case reviews

Reviews

“For an ASB practitioner, the Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour textbook represents a one-stop shop on the new legislation. It neatly achieves two key things – firstly, it turns the spotlight on each of the new tools in turn and examines not only the legalities but also best practice. Secondly, it includes (in full) various documents that a practitioner needs to be mindful of, such as the legislation itself, the statutory guidance, relevant Statutory Instruments and precedent documents. A book worthy of any practitioner's bookshelf!” –  Janine Green, MD, RESOLVE ASB,

“With the advent of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, this handbook offers a comprehensive summary of the changes introduced by the legislation.

The book contains a detailed overview of existing law and how the changes may affect the court's handling of litigation. It is a useful point of reference not only for those in private practice dealing with anti-social behaviour for providers of social housing, but also for local authorities, councillors and the police.

The layout of the book is very logical. At the start of every chapter – each of which deals with the new types of order which can be applied for – are 'snapshot' bullet points. In addition, there is a helpful review of the legislation relating to community protection notices, public spaces protection orders and closure orders.

Chapter 10 – Anti-Social Behaviour Case reviews – provides a practical summary of the steps various bodies would be required to follow should there be a 'community trigger', with helpful sections on the review threshold and policy. With the government's edict to 'put victims first' and the likelihood that there will be a number of 'community triggers', this chapter is useful for those dealing with anti-social behaviour on the frontline, such as housing managers.

The section on the new powers of possession clearly sets out the additional powers introduced by the act, including new mandatory grounds for possession, which are likely to be heavily relied on by social landlords.

In summary, this is an invaluable toolkit. It has clear and concise guidance, good precedents and a useful review not only of the new act but also of how it overlaps with and enhances existing legislation.

Sian Carrel is a partner at Norwich-based Spire Solicitors











” –  Sian Carrel, Partner, Spire Solicitors (Norfolk), The Law Society Gazette

“...Kuljit Bhogal states that [this book] tries to be a single point of reference for the powers introduced by the ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014. It fulfills that objective admirably...a very useful reference guide with handy practical tips for practitioners as well as technical advice on court rules and processes for their lawyers...is is easy to see why Kuljit is praised for her practical style and ability to communicate concepts clearly...” –  Gillian Marshall, Local Government Lawyer

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