“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