Stalking is a serious criminal offence involving a wide range of behaviours, including:

  • watching, following or approaching
  • contacting a person in any way
  • loitering
  • other threatening, harassing or intimidating behaviours.

It may be one or multiple acts, depending on the circumstances.


The penalties for stalking vary depending on the objective seriousness of each case.

For instance, conduct that includes actual violence is often treated more seriously than non-violent conduct.

The penalties for stalking range from fines to actual imprisonment.

Often, stalking offences arise in the context of complex personal circumstances, such as the breakdown of a relationship, psychological distress or untreated mental illness.

So, if you’ve been charged with stalking, obtain early and specialist legal advice so we can identify any mitigating factors and present them to the court in a powerful and relevant way.

You're in expert hands

We’re experienced with stalking matters and highly regarded in legal circles for our skilled and persuasive advocacy.

We will listen carefully and sensitively to your case and, where appropriate, use mediation or undertakings to resolve your matter without the cost and stress of drawn-out court proceedings.

If necessary, we’ll involve experts, such as forensic computer examiners and medical professionals, to investigate all strategic angles of your case.

Our experience is your advantage

Some of the successful outcomes we have achieved for clients charged with stalking include:

  • acquittal or verdict of 'not guilty' after a trial
  • downgrading the charge to a lesser offence, involving use of a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence, and/or breach of a domestic violence order
  • the withdrawal of the charge following successful negotiations with the prosecution
  • justice mediation leading to the charge being withdrawn.

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