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LAA changes to Anti- Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act of 2014

The Legal Aid Agency have announced that they are making amendments to the Legal Aid contract of firms of solicitors following consultation with consulted bodies to reflect changes introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act of 2014 and associated Legal Aid legislation.

We would draw to your attention that there will as a result of these changes be an introduction of a new type of Civil Injunction under Part 1 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Polices Act 2014 which replaces the Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBO’s) previously made pursuant to the Crime and Disorder Act of 1998, Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions under the Housing Act 1996, Intervention Order under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Drinking Banning Orders under the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006.

The new Part 1 injunction is a Civil Order and will be available in the County Courts or High Courts for adults and in the Youth Court for under 18’s.

Breach of an injunction will be punishable by contempt of Court and for over 18’s they will be dealt with by the High Court or the County Court. For under 18’s contempt cases will be heard by the Youth Court. If you require advice or assistance in relation to these matters, please do not hesitate to contact our Family or Crime Teams on 01524 39760.

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