‘Silent solution’ for emergency calls should be reviewed after murder victim’s 999 call did not reach police – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in complaints, domestic violence, emergency services, news, police by tracey

‘The so-called “silent solution” protocol for calls to the emergency services should be reviewed following the murder of a primary school worker who wrongly believed officers would be dispatched if she called 999 but said nothing, the police watchdog has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2016

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MP calls for tougher animal cruelty sentences amid link to domestic abuse – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in animal cruelty, bills, domestic violence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Labour MP is pressing the government to increase the penalties for animal cruelty offences, noting that research shows people who harm animals are more likely to go on to commit crimes such as domestic abuse.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Sharia Courts interfered to protect domestic abusers, MPs told – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2016 in domestic violence, islamic law, news, prosecutions, select committees by sally

‘A leading British Sharia Council intervened to prevent men accused of domestic violence from facing criminal charges, according to testimony submitted to a Commons Committee.’

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The Independent, 31st October 2016

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Bournemouth man who punched and killed girlfriend jailed – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2016 in domestic violence, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who punched and killed his girlfriend just days after he was overheard saying he would kill her has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2016

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Child Abduction: the Article 13(b) defence and protective measures – Family Law Week

Posted October 20th, 2016 in child abduction, defences, domestic violence, news, treaties by tracey

‘Lauren Bovington, paralegal, International Family Law Group LLP, analyses a recent important Court of Appeal judgment concerning the Article 13(b) defence in 1980 Hague Convention proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 20th October 2016

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Time, distance & suitability – Nearly Legal

Posted October 10th, 2016 in children, domestic violence, families, housing, local government, news by sally

‘Tower Hamlets owed Ms B, and her four children then aged 10, 8, 3 and 2, the full housing duty. She had moved to the borough to stay at a refuge in September 2013, following long term domestic violence, and the children had begun school in the borough in October 2013. One of the children had a diagnosis of severe ADHD.’

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Nearly Legal, 9th October 2016

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Sian Blake death: Arthur Simpson-Kent given life sentence – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake has been given a whole-life tariff for killing her and their two children.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2016

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Maria Louise Hopes jailed for life for husband’s murder – BBC News

‘A woman from Rhondda Cynon Taff who murdered her husband in a “sustained, nasty and brutal” attack with her son has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2016

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Archer v Titchener: what would a family court decide? – Family Law Week

Posted September 30th, 2016 in change of name, children, custody, domestic violence, news, parental responsibility by tracey

‘Jennifer Kotilaine, Pauline Troy, Emma Romer and Eilidh Gardner, all barristers at 42 Bedford Row, consider the family law implications for the Archer family following Helen’s much-publicised acquittal in the criminal court.’

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Family law Week, 21st September 2016

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Man who killed his unborn baby during attack loses appeal against life sentence – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2016 in appeals, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, homicide, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘A man who attacked his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend, killing their unborn baby, has lost his appeal against a life sentence.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2016

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CPS to review Poppi Worthington death – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2016 in domestic violence, homicide, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Prosecutors are re-examining the case of a toddler from Cumbria who died after being sexually assaulted.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2016

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Police train to spot coercive or controlling behaviour – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2016 in domestic violence, harassment, news, police, psychiatric damage by tracey

‘Front-line police officers dealing with domestic abuse incidents are being trained to spot the signs of coercive or controlling behaviour. Research for the College of Policing suggested that officers were focusing on cases involving violence and overlooking other risk factors. Three unnamed police forces in England and Wales are taking part in a pilot scheme following the study.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2016

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Number of women convicted of domestic violence at record high – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2016 in domestic violence, gender, news, reports, statistics, women by tracey

‘The data did not specify if the women’s victims were male or female, however campaigners say the statistics serve as a reminder that while the overwhelming majority of abusers are male, women can also commit serious abuse.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2016

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MPs call for end to abusive men using courts against families – The Guardian

‘The government must carry out a full review of family courts to stop them being used by violent men to perpetuate abuse against their partners and children, MPs have said.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2016

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Man, 24, is one of the first people jailed for coercive control offences using victimless prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in domestic violence, news, prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘A 24-year-old who assaulted his girlfriend and stopped her wearing makeup is believed to be the first person to be jailed for coercive control offences using victimless prosecution.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2016

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Solicitors slam The Archers for creating ‘unrealistic’ expections of British legal system – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in barristers, BBC, domestic violence, legal profession, media, news, solicitors, trials by sally

‘Leading solicitors have complained they are being sidelined by The Archers’ trial plot which has given those accused of crimes unrealistic expectations from barristers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2016

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The Archers trial: verdicts from the lawyer, the counsellor and the prison expert – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in attempts, BBC, domestic violence, media, murder, news by sally

‘The dramatic trial of Helen Titchener for the attempted murder of her husband is finally under way. How is her barrister performing; is Helen’s predicament true to life; and what will prison be like, if she is convicted?’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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Seven charts which show how the UK is failing domestic violence victims – The Independent

Posted September 5th, 2016 in benefits, domestic violence, news, statistics, women by sally

‘Research by Women’s Aid has revealed that two-thirds of domestic violence shelters face closure under Government welfare cuts.’

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The Independent, 5th September 2016

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Two-thirds of domestic violence shelters facing closure due to welfare cuts, research suggests – The Independent

Posted September 5th, 2016 in benefits, domestic violence, news by sally

‘Two-thirds of domestic violence shelters in England and Wales are facing closure due to welfare reforms, research has found.’

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The Independent, 5th September 2016

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Domestic violence concerns raised as new law against psychological abuse fails to come into effect – The Independent

Posted September 1st, 2016 in domestic violence, mental health, news, psychiatric damage by sally

‘Police forces in England and Wales are failing to take action on a new law against psychological abuse, it has been revealed, prompting concerns that domestic violence is not being targeted effectively.’

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The Independent, 31st August 2016

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