Unlawful Eviction and Harassment - General Principles

Unlawful Eviction and Harassment - General Principles

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Course Overview

Delivered by barrister Rachel Coyle of 36 Civil (The 36 Group), this session will discuss the general principles of unlawful eviction and harassment and will ensure that viewers understand the difference between leases and licences. Consideration will be given to how the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 operates and the way in which the Housing Act 1988 can assist when valuing damages under sections 27 and 28.

In addition, the following topics and relevant case law will also be discussed:

·         Special Damages and the covenant of quiet enjoyment;

·         Trespass to Goods (Value in Damages) - Tort Act 1977;

·         Harassment – Protection Harassment Act 1997

o    Section 1(1)

o    Dowson (and others) v Chief Constable of Northumbria Police [2010] EWHC 2612 (QB),

o    Thomas v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2001] EWCA Civ 1233, [2002] EMLR 78 

o    Levi v Bates [2016] 1 All E.R. 625; [2015] EWCA Civ 206; [2015] E.M.L.R. 22; [2015] 3 W.L.R. 769; [2015] 2 Cr. App. R. 19; B2/2013/0584; [2015] WLR(D) 119

o    Section 7 

·         Damages

o    General

§  Robinson v Harman (1848) 1 Ex 850

§  Simmons v Castle (2012) EWCA Civ 1039

§  Choudhury v Garcia [2013] EWHC 3283 (QB) at [25].

o    Aggravated

§  Ramdath v Dudley (1993) 25 HLR 273, CA), [277]

o    Exemplary

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 - 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of unlawful eviction and harassment
  • • Be familiar with important case law relating to harassment and damages
  • • Feel more confident when advising clients on this area of law

What is the target audience?

  • Housing law practitioners



About Instructor - Rachel Coyle

Rachel is a specialist Civil Barrister at The 36 Group and enjoys a thriving practice in general civil and commercial work.

Rachel has been praised for her tenacity, determination and sound, thorough legal knowledge by clients, judges and opponents. She is committed to providing practical advice in a timely manner and pays attention to detail in complex factual and legal matters. Rachel has been described by clients as courteous, very personable and approachable.

Before coming to the Bar and joining 36 Civil, Rachel worked as a Legal and Finance Associate at Seneca Banking Consultants dealing primarily with claims against banks in the pre-litigation stage that engaged in the sale of Interest Rate Hedging products, Fixed Rate Tailored Business Loans, GRGs, Annuities and Currency Swaps. Rachel handled a case load of over 150 clients including premiership footballers, hoteliers, accountants, private residential and commercial landlords, private student halls of residence companies, private hospitals, farmers, car dealerships and private individuals.

Rachel is also direct access qualified.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    9 Page
  • Slides
    11 Page
  • Evaluation Form
    1 Page


    4 months ago
  • I am a paralegal with my eyes on a TC. This course was brilliant and very informative. I learnt a lot. I would say that I wished there was a transcript because I missed a few citations.
    1 year ago
    2 years ago
  • Very good and informative course
    3 years ago