Sexual Offences Update and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders

Speaker: Vishal Misra
Chambers: Great James Street Chambers

Vishal has a busy criminal practice appearing in the Crown Courts. He both defends and prosecutes and is currently awarded Grade 1 status on the Crown Prosecution Service’s Advocacy Panel. Vishal is experienced in representing clients charged with a variety of offences, including rape, sexual offences, serious violence, drug offences, armed robbery, domestic violence, fraud and driving offences.

Here Vishal gives us a great overview of Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (SHPOs), and explains the legal meaning of “Sexual Harm.” He outlines a key case that illustrates the case-by-case nature of SHPOs. He goes on to outline the legal consequences of breaching SHPOs.

Key words/topics:

  • Sexual Harm Prevention Order
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Breaches of Sexual Harm Prevention Orders
  • Sentencing
  • Sexual Harm
  • R v Parsons [2017] EWCA Crim 2163

More about Vishal Misra:

Vishal’s persuasive and confident style of advocacy, combined with academic legal arguments and empathetic client care, has resulted in outstanding results and highly commendable feedback from clients.

Prior to undertaking pupillage at Great James Street Chambers at the beginning of his career at the Bar, Vishal worked as both a caseworker and legal policy adviser with solicitors’ firms, NGOs, local and national government dealing with complex immigration and criminal matters.

Vishal is a case presenter for the Nursing and Midwifery Council in both substantive and interim, non-substantive Fitness to Practice proceedings.

Vishal has extensive experience in immigration law. He has appeared in both the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals with an extensive knowledge of the immigration rules, the EU Settlement Scheme and asylum and humanitarian protection.

Vishal is known for his compassionate and personable approach, which allows him to work with vulnerable defendants with substance misuse, mental health and/or personality disorders.

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