Social Media and Cyberbullying Solicitors
The abuse of social media to communicate hateful material, to cause reputational damage, or to abuse and threaten victims with harassment, is a huge and growing problem.
Online acts such as trolling and cyber-bullying can cause someone distress and alarm to its victims. If you have been a victim of a course of conduct of this nature then it might amount to harassment and give rise to a not only a civil claim, but also a criminal action.
Civil action can be taken to protect victims from sources of harassment, including online activities such as cyber-bullying and other forms of social media abuse. Civil remedies available to address the harassing conduct include obtaining an injunction to restrain the relevant person and damages to compensate for anxiety and any financial loss resulting from the harassment. These can be pursued not only by the victim of the harassment, but also a third party whose behaviour the harassment is intended to impact on.
A report against someone pursuing a course of conduct that amounts to harassment may also be made to the Police for further investigation. If the Police and/or Crown Prosecution Service are reluctant to intervene on your behalf, Lupton Fawcett can assist in ensuring that either there is the appropriate intervention from the authorities or take action on your behalf. Such options include the use of injunctions or private prosecution.
For more information on how we can help call our team of experienced civil dispute solicitors today or complete our online enquiry form for a quick response from a member of our team.
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Lupton Fawcett are a leading personal and commercial law firm in Yorkshire with well-established offices of highly experienced solicitors in Leeds, Sheffield and York.
We have spent over one hundred years using our legal skills to help you through difficult, complicated or emotional times. Within every area of law, we put your interests first.
We provide a personalised service, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.
Lupton Fawcett have long been recognised for our expertise in Civil Disputes and Litigation.
Our Social Media and Internet Lawyers act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nottingham.
As recognised experts in Internet Misuse and Cyberbullying we can support your needs wherever you live in England, Wales & Northern Ireland.
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