Hate Crime for Landlords and Tenants

Hate Crime – A Comprehensive Overview of Criminal and Civil Action

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Course Overview

Hate Crime has become a minefield; it is becoming more common but increasingly tricky to identify.

Determining what action could and should be taken, if any, when resources are thin is also proving problematic.

Primarily designed with landlord and tenant practitioners in mind, but suitable for anyone who would like to improve their understanding in this area, this course has been divided into two sections:

Part 1 will break-down the criminal offences, what its components are and will explain how enhanced sentencing works.

Part 2 will consider the different non-criminal sanctions available to housing associations, local authorities, police, other local agencies and individuals such as civil injunctions, dispersal powers, community protections notices et al.
In addition, Part 2 will also explain what the community trigger threshold is, what you should consider when setting this and how it works with non-criminal sanctions.

It is hoped that breaking it down in this way, viewers will become well acquainted with what Hate Crime is and more aware of what to do about it in your community, for your clients, in your council, in your housing association and any other organisation exposed to hate crime. 

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 2 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of what hate crime is
  • • Be aware of how sentencing
  • • Be familiar with the non-criminal sanctions available which can be used to address hate crime
  • • Feel confident when advising clients exposed to hate crime

What is the target audience?

  • Landlord and tenant practitioners including paralegals and trainee solicitors


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

Part 1

  • Webinar - Criminal Definitions and Process
  • Notes
    17 Page
  • Slides
    27 Page
  • Evaluation Form
    1 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar - Alternatives to Criminal Action
  • Notes
    16 Page
  • Slides
    26 Page
  • Evaluation Form
    1 Page


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