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Elder abuse by neighbours stopped

Paul* is 70 years old and from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. He was estranged from his entire family – including his adult children – for many years, leaving him with no support when he had to deal with ongoing harassment and abuse by his next-door neighbour.

Paul had endured threats, verbal and physical abuse, and damage to his property for ten years.

Caxton Legal Centre’s Seniors Legal and Support Service assisted Paul to obtain a Peace and Good Behaviour orders against his neighbours, but even then the aggressive behaviour continued. Reports were made to the police over many years but nothing happened.

A lawyer from Caxton Legal Centre was able to help Paul for the final hearing and successfully obtained a longer and more stringent Order for Paul, protecting him and his property.

*Not their real name

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