Delighted Client | Sexual Harm Prevention Order Varied

Delighted Client | Sexual Harm Prevention Order Varied

KANGS has successfully represented a client by obtaining a variation to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (‘SHPO’) which was ordered at Croydon Crown Court in 2017.

Helen Holder of KANGS reports on the circumstances.

The Circumstances

  • Our client was seeking to vary the SHPO which required equipment to be installed to his internet enabling his activity to be monitored by the police.  
  • Monitoring software cannot be installed on smart phones such as an iPhone. 
  • The SHPO was ordered to run indefinitely contrary to directions of the Court of Appeal.   

The Law

  • Section 103E of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 provides that a defendant may apply to vary, renew or discharge a SHPO.
  • The minimum term for a SHPO is five years and it must be necessary to protect:              

 (a) the public or any particular members of the public from sexual harm from the defendant, or

(b) children or vulnerable adults generally, or any particular children or vulnerable adults, from sexual harm from the defendant outside the UK.

How We Assisted Our Client

  • Detailed instructions were taken from our client upon his requirement for business purposes for internet access from his smart phone.
  • Lengthy negotiations were conducted with the Offender Management Unit which resulted in draft prohibitions being agreed.
  • However, the Offender Management Unit maintained that the amended SHPO should run for ten years, with which period we disagreed. 
  • A comprehensive Application together with all necessary supporting documents was prepared and lodged with the Court and Prosecution. 

The Successful Result

  • Having considered all submissions, the Judge directed that the length of SHPO should be seven years. 
  • Kangs Solicitors was praised by the Judge for the fullness of the written application and bundle carefully compiled on behalf of our client. 

Delighted Client

The client's positive feedback underscored Helen Holder's instrumental role in achieving the desired outcome.

‘proactive approach and excellent communication throughout.’

choosing the right solicitor is an arduous task but it was clear that KANGS was the way to go.’

How Can We Help?

Kangs Solicitors has a proven track record in representing clients accused of all manner of offences of a sexual nature and ancillary matters. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our Team using the information below:

Tel:       0333 370 4333

Email: info@kangssolicitors.co.uk

We provide an initial no obligation consultation from our offices in London, Birmingham, and Manchester. Alternatively, we provide initial consultations by telephone or video.

Hamraj Kang

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