Darren Jeffreys jailed for life for Karen Catherall murder – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A 47-year-old man has been jailed for life for murdering a Flintshire woman he met on a dating website.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2015

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Husband jailed for 15 years after trying to kill nurse – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in attempts, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of attempting to murder his wife as she worked in an intensive care unit.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2015

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Number of jailed mothers is a ‘litany of despair’ – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in children, domestic violence, drug abuse, families, mental health, news, prisons, sentencing, women by sally

‘The number of women imprisoned in Britain every year represents a “litany of despair”, Nick Clegg will say tomorrow, in a tacit admission that the coalition has failed to tackle high rates of female incarceration.’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2015

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Legal aid cuts exposing domestic abuse victims to court ordeal, says report – The Guardian

‘Victims of domestic abuse increasingly face being cross-examined by their attackers because legal aid cuts make it difficult to qualify for courtroom representation, according to research by Citizens Advice.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2015

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Joanna Michael: ‘Sorry isn’t good enough’ – mother – BBC News

‘The mother of a woman brutally murdered after a 999 delay has said she will take her case to the House of Commons to get “justice” for her daughter.’

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BBC News, 17th February 2015

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Victim told to write to vicious attacker or face jail herself – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother who was tortured for seven hours and had her throat slashed in front of her twin sons has been forced to write to her attacker, and could face jail herself if she refuses.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2015

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Legal aid in domestic violence cases: civil law vs. LASPO 2012 – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 13th, 2015 in domestic violence, legal aid, news by tracey

‘Is the domestic violence evidence gateway in the Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012 ultra vires the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012)? Sarah Clarke, a solicitor at the Public Law Project, examines a recent ruling on the matter and discusses the implications for practitioners.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th February 2015

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1.4 million women suffered domestic abuse last year, ONS figures show – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2015 in domestic violence, news, statistics, women by tracey

‘An estimated 1.4 million women and 700,000 men have suffered domestic abuse in the last year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2015

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Nearly half of British women killed by men die at the hands of partners – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, women by sally

‘New analysis of the Census shows 46 per cent of women killed by men died at the hands of someone they were romantically involved with.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2015

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Michael and others (Appellants) v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted February 10th, 2015 in domestic violence, duty of care, law reports, murder, negligence, police, Wales by sally

Michael and others (Appellants) v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police and another (Respondents) [2015] UKSC 2 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 28th January 2015

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Husband given life sentence for ‘ferocious and chilling’ screwdriver attack against his wife – The Independent

Posted February 10th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing, torture by sally

‘A husband who tortured and killed his wife has been handed a life sentence, after he left her with at least 270 injuries following a “ferocious and chilling” attack.’

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The Independent, 9th February 2015

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Sheffield man jailed for life for killing wife – BBC News

‘An “evil” husband who murdered his wife before hiding her body in a cupboard has been jailed for at least 23 years.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2015

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Michael and others (Appellants) v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted February 6th, 2015 in domestic violence, duty of care, human rights, law reports, negligence, police by sally

Michael and others (Appellants) v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police and another (Respondents) [2015] UKSC 2 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 28th January 2015

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Police not liable in negligence to victim of domestic violence, but Article 2 claim proceeds – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 5th, 2015 in appeals, domestic violence, human rights, negligence, news, police, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the long-standing rule that the police owe no duty of care in negligence in the context of protecting victims from potential future crimes.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th February 2015

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Judicial Review on domestic violence evidence requirements fails: 
R (on the application of Rights of Women) v The Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWHC 35 (Admin) – The World of Family Law (Garden Court Chambers)

Posted February 5th, 2015 in domestic violence, evidence, judicial review, legal aid, news, regulations, ultra vires by sally

‘Lord Justice Fulford and Mrs Justice Lang DBE have rejected Rights of Womens much needed challenge against the regulations (regulation 33) on domestic violence. For practitioners who work in the field of domestic violence and for people who care about gender based violence this is a disappointing and somewhat confusing blow.’

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The World of Family Law (Garden Court Chambers), 4th February 2015

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Catch-33: Stringent documentary requirements upheld for legal aid in domestic violence cases – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 29th, 2015 in documents, domestic violence, evidence, news, regulations by sally

‘The campaign group Rights of Women has been unsuccessful in its judicial review of Regulation 33 of the Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012 (as amended) which sets out the list of documents which will be accepted as evidence that a legal aid applicant has suffered or is at risk of suffering domestic violence. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) purports to retain legal aid for victims of domestic violence. However, such funding is only available where at least one of the documents listed in Regulation 33 is submitted to the Legal Aid Agency.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th January 2015

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Family of woman killed by ex-partner loses battle to sue police for negligence – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2015 in appeals, domestic violence, families, immunity, murder, negligence, news, police, Supreme Court by sally

‘A family has lost its battle in the supreme court for the right to sue police for negligence over the death of a young mother killed by her ex-boyfriend in fit of jealous rage.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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Women with disabilities excluded from domestic abuse law, say campaigners – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2015 in bills, carers, crime, disabled persons, domestic violence, news, women by sally

‘A new law on domestic violence that criminalises “coercive control” could exclude women with disabilities, who are particularly vulnerable to such abuse, say campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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Clare’s Law: Worried someone you know has a violent past? Here’s how to find out – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2015 in disclosure, domestic violence, news, police by sally

‘A new law, designed to protect individuals from domestic abuse, has made more than 1,300 disclosures since it was launched 10 months ago. But how does it work and how do you go about making a request? Claire Cohen offers a practical guide.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2015

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Man jailed for 17 years for murder of girlfriend with kitchen knife – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2015 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Andre Bright killed Victoria Adams, with whom he had a young daughter, after a period of abusive behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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