Allan acted as leading counsel for the prosecution in a 3 month trial before Steyn J in Liverpool. The defendant, Scott Ainge, was convicted of 3 offences contrary to the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
Following a separation from his wife (now a Deputy District Judge), the defendant accessed confidential material concerning her new partner, deploying it in divorce and child care proceedings. He was sentenced to five months imprisonment – suspended for 18 months. He was also made the subject of a five year restraining order.
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