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Revenge Porn - free legal advice (SPITE #revengepornlaw)

SPITE (Sharing and Publishing Images to Embarrass) is a free legal advice service provided to anyone who has been a victim of 'revenge porn', or subjected to the 'sharing and publication of images to embarrass' by another individual. The term 'revenge porn' is commonly used, but not all images published are pornographic, and those who have been subjected to the publication of intimate images should not feel ashamed in seeking advice.

With social media and the immediacy of phone apps, images can be uploaded and spread in an instant – none of which is the fault of the individual in the image; with this comes broken trust and potential embarrassment with friends, colleagues, family and possibly an employer.

Free legal advice for revenge porn victims

Our role is not to act as a general helpline, but to provide legal support to those who feel they have been a victim of someone sharing and publishing intimate images without their consent. If additional emotional support is required, we are able to provide details of organisations that can offer this.

Our aims are:

  1. To make free legal advice as available as possible
  2. To help our clients understand the legal implications of the situation
  3. To inform our clients of the legal remedies for the act against them
  4. To support those who have been called to court to give evidence
  5. To provide our clients with all their possible options so they can make an informed decision.

The uploading of intimate still or moving photography, without consent, is becoming an ever-increasing problem. We are committed to offering a confidential and sensitive environment for victims of revenge porn who are seeking free legal advice. Our team are specifically trained on the developing law in this area, as well as to the sensitivities of those who need our help.

You can contact us via our web enquiry form.

Our SPITE for Schools Project – Free Bespoke Workshops for School Pupils

The LAC students deliver free bespoke workshops to groups of young people in local secondary schools. These workshops aim to educate young people on the law and issues surrounding the sharing of intimate images. Each workshop is specifically designed for the needs of the school or organisation, and we can bespoke the workshop to adapt for different sized groups of young people (e.g. assemblies, classes, small target groups).

All LAC undergraduate law students running these workshops have received Safeguarding Training, undertaken DBS checks and are supervised on the day by qualified volunteer lawyers.

If your school or organisation would like to receive a free workshop, please get in touch with us at lac@qmul.ac.uk.

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