Police criticised over handling of stalking victim shot dead by husband – The Guardian

‘A police force has been criticised for “weaknesses and shortcomings” in the way it handled fears raised by a stalking victim before she was shot dead by her estranged husband.’

Full story

The Guardian, 29th September 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Court to decide on domestic abuse legal aid challenge – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2014 in domestic violence, evidence, family courts, legal aid, news, victims by tracey

‘The High Court is due to decide whether to allow a challenge to rules that determine whether victims of domestic abuse get legal aid in family cases.’

Full story

BBC News, 19th September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Murder victim Becky McPhee ‘failed by Merseyside Police’ – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2014 in assault, bail, domestic violence, murder, news, police by tracey

‘A series of police blunders contributed to the death of a woman who was murdered by her estranged husband after years of domestic abuse.’

Full story

BBC News, 17th September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Domestic Violence Update – the latest developments practitioners need to know about – Family Law Week

‘Mandip Ghai, solicitor and legal officer, with Rights of Women, updates practitioners on developments in the prevention of domestic violence.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 11th September 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Comments Off

Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and Amy Starnes solicitor, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published by Family Law Week in August.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 5th September 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Comments Off

Legal aid: children and the residence test – government response to the JCHR – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 5th, 2014 in children, domestic violence, human rights, legal aid, reports by tracey

‘Government response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ (JCHR) first report of the 2014 to 2015 session.’

Full text

Ministry of Justice, 4th September 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Comments Off

Domestic abuse: how to tackle non-violent control – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 1st, 2014 in criminal justice, domestic violence, evidence, news by sally

‘Those who abuse their partners through coercive and controlling behaviour, such as depriving them of money, could face prison under a proposed new offence. The government is seeking views on whether a specific, non-violent domestic abuse offence will help tackle the problem by making police take the crime more seriously and showing perpetrators and victims of abuse that such behaviour is wrong. Comments on the proposal are requested by 15 October 2014.’

Full story

Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 29th August 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Comments Off

Rebecca Ayres’s jealous boyfriend is jailed for life after admitting murder

Posted August 27th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing, women by sally

‘A jealous boyfriend who murdered his girlfriend after rowing over her three-year-old son’s christening has been jailed for life.’

Full story

The Guardian, 26th August 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Domestic abuse crime considered by ministers – BBC News

‘A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans being considered by ministers. Home Secretary Theresa May is consulting on creating the offence in England and Wales as part of attempts to improve police performance. Existing law already covers coercive and controlling behaviour – but it does not explicitly apply to relationships.’

Full story

Consultation

BBC News, 20th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Leanne Meecham murder: Stepfather Simon Meecham jailed – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2014 in domestic violence, inquiries, murder, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A “jealous” man convicted of the murder of his stepdaughter, who was also his former lover, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.’

Full story

BBC News, 15th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Leanne Meecham death: Stepfather guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2014 in alcoholism, domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of the “violent and vicious” murder of his stepdaughter, who was also his former lover.’

Full story

BBC News, 13th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Cheltenham man murdered his ex-wife and hid body in bed – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered his ex-wife and hid her body in her own bed, where it lay undiscovered for three weeks, has been jailed for at least 16 years.’

Full story

The Guardian, 6th August 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

‘Paranoid’ husband killed wife over imaginary affair, inquest hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2014 in domestic violence, families, inquests, married persons, mental health, news by sally

‘Jonathan Trenchard mistakenly thought his wife of 24 years, Derisa, was on the verge of leaving him for another man.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Amina Agboola murder: Death-kick killer Dean Harris jailed – BBC News

‘A man who murdered his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter by kicking her so hard he ruptured her liver, has been jailed for life.’

Full story

BBC News, 5th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Jayden Parkinson’s ex-boyfriend given life sentence for her murder – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘The former boyfriend of Jayden Parkinson has been jailed for at least 20 years for her murder.’

Full story

The Guardian, 25th July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Joanna Michael family in Supreme Court in negligence fight – BBC News

‘The family of a mother-of-two stabbed to death will take its negligence claim against two police forces to the Supreme Court.’

Full story

BBC News, 28th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Domestic violence could become a specific offence, David Cameron says – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2014 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘The Prime Minister says he will consider a new offence for those who attack their partners that will take into account a pattern of abuse.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Hairdresser Hollie Gazzard murder: Ex-boyfriend jailed for life – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, professional conduct, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death at the hairdressers where she worked has been jailed for life.’

Full story

BBC News, 16th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Eystna Blunnie murder: ‘Chances missed’ to prevent death – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, murder, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Opportunities were missed to protect a heavily-pregnant teenager who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend, a report has revealed.

Full story

BBC News, 10th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

‘Kidnap’ mother Eileen Clark extradited to the US – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2014 in child abduction, domestic violence, extradition, human rights, news by tracey

‘A mother of three who fled her husband in the US has been extradited from the UK on charges of kidnapping her children, campaigners have said.’

Full story

BBC News, 4th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off