Man sentenced for controlling or coercive behaviour – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 28th, 2016 in assault, criminal damage, domestic violence, harassment, press releases by tracey

‘Sam Williams has been sentenced for offences including controlling or coercive behaviour’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th April 2016

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Asylum and immigration court fees set to rise by over 500% – The Guardian

‘Asylum and immigration tribunal fees are set to increase by more than 500% in order to help pay off the Ministry of Justice’s funding deficit.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2016

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Government relaxes domestic violence evidence requirement – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in domestic violence, evidence, news, time limits by tracey

‘A month after the Court of Appeal upheld a challenge to the government’s changes to legal aid for victims of domestic violence, the Ministry of Justice has announced it is more than doubling the original time limit for evidence.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st April 2016

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Kent police passed alleged domestic abuser sensitive details of complainant – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in data protection, disclosure, domestic violence, fines, news, police by tracey

‘Kent police force has been found guilty of serious breaches after an alleged domestic abuser was passed sensitive details and intimate pictures of the woman who brought a complaint against him. The suspect was a police officer and the contents of the mobile phone of his partner were given to him, after they had been gathered by police investigating the domestic abuse claims.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2016

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Dempsey Nibbs jailed for beheading partner Judith Nibbs – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A jealous man who decapitated his long-term partner at their east London flat before flushing her head down the toilet has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2016

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Tiny proportion of stalking cases recorded by police, data suggests – The Guardian

‘Only a tiny proportion of all stalking cases are recorded by police, figures have suggested, leading to calls for more training for police to recognise the crime and provide support to victims.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2016

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Dempsey Nibbs found guilty of beheading wife Judith Nibbs – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of beheading his common-law wife at their east London flat.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2016

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Former police officer sentenced for preying on domestic abuse victims for sexual gratification – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Michael McMillan, a former Merseyside police officer has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for seven counts of misconduct in public office.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th April 2016

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From domestic violence to coercive control – OUP Blog

Posted April 8th, 2016 in domestic violence, human rights, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘When a major obstacle is removed to our progress, idealist intellectuals like myself rejoice. I was introduced to one such obstacle in the early l970s, when a woman hiding from her abusive husband in our home told us “violence wasn’t the worst part.” Like the millions of other victimized women we have served in the ensuing years, she understood that the prevailing equation of partner abuse with domestic violence has little relation to her lived experience of oppression.’

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OUP Blog, 8th April 2016

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Woman forced to live like slave by husband says sentence too lenient – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2016 in domestic violence, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A woman whose former husband became the first Briton convicted of keeping their spouse in domestic servitude has called for police to be better trained in understanding such crimes, saying she had to “literally beg” officers to take her away to a refuge.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2016

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British man faces jail after keeping wife as a slave – The Independent

‘A Londoner who brought his Pakistani bride to the UK to use her as a slave and beat her so badly she tried to end her life faces jail.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2016

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Children: Private Law Update (March 2016) – Family Law Week

Posted March 24th, 2016 in appeals, children, domestic violence, legal aid, news, reports, social services by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd March 2016

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Husband jailed for ‘brutal’ murder of concert pianist wife Natalia Strelchenko – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘John Martin killed talented musician Natalia Strelchenko on their two year wedding anniversary.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2016

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Man jailed for deliberately dousing wife in white spirt and setting her on fire after argument – The Independent

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed after being convicted of deliberately setting his wife on fire, killing her.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2016

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Mending Rainbows: Domestic Violence in the LGBT Community/Communities – Family Law Week

Posted March 11th, 2016 in domestic violence, homosexuality, news, statistics, transsexuals by tracey

‘It is widely acknowledged that domestic abuse/violence is a devastating crime that can destroy the lives of victims and their families. However, the prevalent “script” of domestic abuse is gendered and heteronormative, whereby the abuser is always male and the victim always female. It is generally disregarded that approximately 25% of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community/communities experience domestic abuse, which is the same rate of domestic abuse perpetrated against heterosexual women. Likewise, in a recent study on domestic abuse in the transgendered community in Scotland, 80% of respondents stated that they had experienced emotionally, sexually, or physically abusive behaviour by a partner or ex-partner.’

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Family Law Week, 9th March 2016

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Woman who bullied husband is jailed for life after murdering him – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2016 in bullying, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “bullying and violent” woman has been jailed for life for the murder of her husband two months after they got married in Las Vegas.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2016

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Sharon Edwards: Violent wife murdered lawyer husband – BBC News

Posted March 8th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A woman who regularly beat her newly-wed husband has been convicted of his murder by stabbing him through the heart.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2016

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Why is domestic abuse still not taken seriously in UK courts? – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2016 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, sentencing, victims, women by sally

‘Female victims left in fear for their lives speak out about the failure of the justice system to punish abusers with long prison sentences.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update (March 2016) – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during February 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 5th March 2016

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Abortion, mental incapacity and prior intentions: Court of Protection Clarifies the law – UK Human Rights Law

Posted March 4th, 2016 in abortion, consent, Court of Protection, domestic violence, news by tracey

‘An NHS Trust v CS (By Her Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) ] EWCOP. The Court of Protection does the work of Solomon on a daily basis. Matters of life and death are brought before it, and with them come a mass of conflicting rights, overlapping statutes, and an array of case law from which arguments can be drawn.’

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UK Human Rights Law, 26th February 2016

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