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Nicola Laver

Editor, Solicitors Journal




The Court of Appeal has clarified that filming a partner during sex without consent is voyeurism during a case involving a man from Cardiff. Tony Richards appealed his jail sentence for filming two sex workers without their knowledge. However, the appeal court judges ruled that the women involved had had a reasonable expectation of privacy. It follows Emily Hunt's challenge of The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for refusing to bring a prosecution against a man who filmed her as she slept. The CPS has said Richards' case 'clarified this point of law'. 30 January