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The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA 1997) creates a general prohibition on conduct amounting to harassment. It contains no definition of harassment. However there is an objective test, which is defined by reference to the person whose course of conduct is in question, knowing that such conduct amounts to harassment of another. A person is deemed to know that such conduct amounts to harassment if a reasonable person in possession of the same information would think the course amounted to harassment. It envisages that in order for behaviour to constitute harassment, there must be a course of conduct. A course of conduct must involve relevant conduct on at least two occasions.
Where harassment has taken place within the meaning of PHA 1997 it is possible to apply for an injunction to prevent further harassment. See Practice Note: Applications under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
The ‘standard’ provision which may be included in a child arrangements order (CAO) which requires all alternative or additional arrangements to be agreed in writing seldom goes further in providing parties with guidance as to the parameters of such communication. Much will depend on the context and circumstances of the case in defining what is reasonable and acceptable in relation to the frequency of such communication.
By way of illustration, a child arrangements case with no history of domestic abuse might
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This Practice Note is an archive of news from the Loan Market Association (LMA) on LMA documentation and related topics. It covers LMA updates from early 2013 to January 2016. For the latest LMA developments since January 2016, see Practice Note: Loan Market Association (LMA)—latest news on
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