Cyber bullying and personal injury claims
On 20 June 2014, Rhory Robertson, Collyer Bristow partner and head of the Cyber Investigation Unit (CIU), addressed some 100 or so personal injury (PI) lawyers at the APIL child and adult abuse conference, on the subject of cyber bullying.
Here are some of the key points from his speech:
Scarcely a day goes by without there being a report of someone, somewhere, being cyber bullied. Incidences are not limited to celebrities but can, and do, affect anyone and everyone. The latest reported incident concerned a pregnant woman who was being harassed right up to and during the birth of her child. This month, Robert Jeffery admitted one count of stalking involving fear of violence and was jailed for three years. The judge said: ‘You showed vindictive cruelty to Sarah Sutton and that cruelty had devastating consequences… For six months, she went through psychological hell.’ …
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