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    What is Blackmail?

    Blackmail is defined under the Theft Act 1968 as “a demand made with unwarranted menaces to gain for himself or another or with intent to cause loss to another”. In simpler terms, this means that if someone is making demands of you which would lead to their gain or someone else’s loss, without any right to do so, and in doing so are threatening to, for example, reveal personal details to the public or a loved one, it constitutes blackmail.


    By breaking it down, it is:

    • A demand;
    • Which threatens you in some way;
    • It is unwarranted and;
    • Leads to a loss or gain.


    Legal Consequences of Blackmail

    According to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the penalty for blackmail upon conviction on indictment (a serious crime) is a term of imprisonment not exceeding 14 years. This may also be found under the Theft Act 1968, Section 21(3).


    How we can help

    If after reporting the matter to management and the issues continue then you should start to keep a diary of the threats, including as much information as possible, especially if there is any proof or witnesses. To gain our assistance you need to open a case, this is done by taking advantage of our free consultation service, activated by the link at the top of the page, should you wish to start a case the caseworker will send you the suitable payment link.


    Please note your caseworker can only give generic advice, their role is to prepare your details for handling by our legal team and to act as your point of contact, they will also issue you with your Password and PIN, these will be needed to log onto your client dashboard. From your dashboard you will be able to manage and view every aspect of your case, upload documents, images, files etc.

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