Tackling the new anti-social behaviour toolkit
Now that the powers introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 have come into force, and with the new injunctions due to be available from 23 March 2015, it’s time practitioners ask: do we know how to use this new toolkit?
The powers available to tackle anti-social behaviour have changed greatly now that the Government has reduced the different powers available from 19 to 6. Most of these powers are entirely new, requiring new tests that must be met in order to be used.
The powers have instigated a huge change to the anti-social behaviour landscape, that will require a great deal of training for all those confronting ASB. So we’re delighted to announce the publication of a fantastic new book that provides exactly what is needed.
The essential new title on ASB
Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law is written by leading barrister in Social Housing, Kuljit Bhogal. She has taken on the task of producing a ‘how to’ guide to using the new toolkit, which has the great advantage of offering a range of practical tools such as case studies, worked examples, tactical advice, lists of specimen prohibitions and precedents for use in the Courts.
The book takes great care to explain how the new statutory provisions and guidance will operate in practice, and how they may be interpreted by Courts. Those who are eager to absorb best practice when preparing evidence in support of applications, drafting documents, or filling out the necessary forms, will find all they need here.
In essence Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law explains what the new powers under the ASBCP Act 2014 are, how they differ from the old and how they can be applied in practice. The book contains practical advice on dealing with human rights, proportionality defences, the Equality Act 2010 and vulnerable defendants.
Who should read this book?
This is an essential book for local authorities and providers of social housing, including solicitors, housing officers and anti-social behaviour enforcement officers. It will also be of great interest to police officers, PCSOs and community safety teams. Those empowered to apply for new civil injunctions and bodies such as NHS Protect, Transport for London, the Environment Agency and the Natural Resources Body for Wales will also find this a very helpful resource for their work.
About the author
Kuljit Bhogal, barrister, is joint head of the housing team at Cornerstone Barristers. She specialises in housing law and has a particular expertise in cases involving anti-social behaviour. She is listed as a leading junior in social housing in the current editions of Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
ISBN: 9781780438146 Pub date: February 2015 Format: Paperback
Price: £59.99 Extent: 466pp