I'm posting this in the hope that someone can help me work through the best way to go about getting a positive outcome.
The situation is this. Last year, whilst doing my HSC, my year co-ordinator got involved in a situation involving me and my ex-girlfriend. To cut a long, sordid story short, he basically told her i was a bad influence and did as best he could to make things difficult for the both of us (we were pretty well breaking up at this stage but it was very rough on the both of us).
After that happened he obviously made up his mind about me i.e. that i was a bad person etc etc. That didnt really bother me, as long as he kept it to himself and didnt make other people think bad things about me, especially when what he thought was all false anyway (my ex's mum pretty well painted me out to be 10,000x worse than i was).
What's happened now is that he has stuck his nose in AGAIN, this time he insulted my new gf (who goes to the same school i used to, thus she knows this teacher), and suggested that i ruined my ex's HSC (conveniently no mention of the stress i
went through). This hasn't sat very well with me or my parents - effectively, this teacher is slandering me and saying things about me which are unwarranted, untrue, insulting, and making me look very bad.
So I intend to take legal action against him, because knowing him as i do he will not stop this. He has been instructed by the principal of the school not to say anything in regards to me personally or my relationship with my gf, but i know this wont work for 2 reasons - 1, the Principal says and promises a lot but doesnt do much, and 2, the teacher in question pays no attention to the principal anyway.
Therefore, i need to know the best way to go about this. I don't want to actually take it to court and sue him, i just want something along the lines of a letter saying 'keep your mouth shut or we will take this further' (said in formal legal speak
). I'm seeing a legal firm this week, but what's the best way to get this from them? I'm going ti explain the situation and tell them what i want to do, but is it possible to do this (i.e. have them write a letter to the teacher), and is there anything else i need to know in regards to this whole thing?
Sorry for being so vague in my description of the events, but i dont want to make it public on an internet forum is all.