Domestic violence: Theresa May to oversee new law – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2017 in domestic violence, legislation, news by sally

‘Theresa May will directly oversee the creation of new laws to deal with domestic abuse in England and Wales, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2017

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Domestic abuse victims wait nearly two years for compensation – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2017 in compensation, domestic violence, news, statistics, victims by sally

‘Domestic violence victims are waiting almost two years on average to receive compensation for abuse they have suffered, government statistics have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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Millionaire who killed his wife sued by sons for ‘profiting’ from murder – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in appeals, children, divorce, domestic violence, families, murder, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘A millionaire businessman who stabbed his wife to death in the midst of a bitter divorce row is being sued for £1.5m by his two sons.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2017

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Violent abusers to be prevented from cross-examining ex-partners in court – The Guardian

‘Domestic violence victims will no longer face the threat of being interrogated by their former partners in court under proposed legislation.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2017

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Domestic Violence and the Impact on Contact Re-examined – Family Law Week

Posted February 10th, 2017 in contact orders, domestic violence, news by tracey

‘Cris McCurley, Partner in Ben Hoare Bell LLP and advisory board member of Rights of Women and Women’s Aid, considers recent developments concerning contact where there has been evidence of domestic violence, and the events which have led to them.’

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Family Law Week, 9th February 2917

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Mother cleared of encouraging boyfriend to shoot crying toddler in head to keep him quiet – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 1st, 2017 in children, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, news by tracey

‘A mother of two has been acquitted of encouraging her boyfriend to shoot a crying toddler in the head with an air rifle to keep him quiet.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2017

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CPS accused of failing domestic violence victims after woman loses eye in attack – The Guardian

‘A woman who was left permanently blind in one eye by her violent fiance has criticised the Crown Prosecution Service after her case was initially dropped despite “overwhelming evidence” of the cause of her injuries.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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Review of Practice Direction 12J FPR 2010 – Child Arrangement and Contact Orders: Domestic Violence and Harm – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Report to the President of the Family Division by The Hon. Mr. Justice Cobb.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 20th January 2017

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UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent fathers – The Guardian

‘Senior judges are taking steps to end the presumption that a father must have contact with a child where there is evidence of domestic abuse that would put the child or mother at risk.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2017

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Sussex University failed duty of care to student assault victim, inquiry finds – The Independent

‘A top UK university failed in its duty of care towards a student who was violently assaulted by her staff lecturer, a formal inquiry has concluded, following an investigation by The Independent.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2017

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Police apologise to dead woman’s kin after failure to respond to 999 call – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2017 in compensation, complaints, delay, domestic violence, homicide, human rights, news, police by tracey

‘Police chiefs have issued an apology and paid compensation of more than £20,000 to the family of a woman who was a victim of domestic violence and died following a violent attack.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2016

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Truss orders review to ban abusers tormenting victims in family courts – The Guardian

‘The Justice Secretary has set up an emergency review to find the quickest way to ban perpetrators of domestic abuse from directly cross-examining their victims within the family court system.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2017

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Domestic violence legal aid applications rise – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 19th, 2016 in domestic violence, legal aid, legal representation, news, statistics, time limits by sally

‘Relaxing time limits for reporting domestic violence may have contributed to the steep increase in legal aid applications from victims this year, latest government figures suggest.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th December 2016

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The new domestic violence bill has finally been passed – but there’s a disappointing reason it took so long – The Independent

Posted December 19th, 2016 in bills, crime prevention, domestic violence, news, social services, treaties, victims by sally

‘The current attitude towards victim support reveals much about societal attitudes towards domestic abuse, which does not see dignity as something abuse survivors are entitled to as a fundamental and inalienable human right, but rather as an additional extra for which they must work, opt in to, convince society that they have earned.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2016

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Family seeks justice over alleged ‘honour’ killing – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2016 in adoption, domestic violence, India, news, police by sally

‘When Seeta Kaur arrived in India with her children for a three-week visit to her husband’s relatives she was determined that when she returned to Britain it would be with both the sons who had accompanied her.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2016

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Businessman who killed his wife and tried to burn the house down jailed for life – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 16th, 2016 in arson, domestic violence, murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A former City trader who knocked his wife unconscious, set her body on fire and then took his dog for a walk has been jailed for life today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th December 2016

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Crown Prosecution Service and NPCC launch new Honour-Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Protocol – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The CPS and police have published the first ever joint honour-based violence/abuse and forced marriage protocol today [14 December 2016], outlining their commitment to the successful investigation and prosecution of these crimes. The protocol recognises the importance of strong partnership working between these two agencies.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th December 2016

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One in 10 crimes recorded by police are domestic abuse cases – ONS – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2016 in crime, domestic violence, news, statistics, women by sally

‘Incidents of domestic abuse, mostly involving violent attacks on women, make up one in 10 crimes recorded by the police and account for one-third of all reported violent crimes, according to the latest Office for National Statistics research.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2016

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Husband ordered to leave home over wife mistreatment claims – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2016 in appeals, domestic violence, married persons, news by sally

A 67-year-old millionaire has been ordered by a judge to leave his home after his wife said she had been used as “an emotional punch bag”.

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BBC News, 5th December 2016

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Father who raped daughter ‘almost daily’ jailed for 14 years – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, domestic violence, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A father who raped his daughter “almost daily” has been jailed for 14 years.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2016

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