Occupation Orders: Are we there yet? – Family Law Week

Posted July 12th, 2016 in domestic violence, domicile, housing, news by sally

‘Kevin Gordon, Pupil Barrister, Coram Chambers explores the courts’ developing approach to the application and granting of occupation orders under section33 (6) and (7) of the Family Law Act 1996 as an updated summary guide to practitioners.’

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Family Law Week, 7th July 2016

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Half of police officers facing gross misconduct charges quit force before case heard – The Guardian

‘Half of police officers facing gross misconduct investigations in the past two years resigned or retired before their cases were heard, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Domestic violence consultation deadline looms – Legal Voice

Posted June 29th, 2016 in consultations, domestic violence, evidence, legal aid, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is undertaking national research as to the fitness for purpose of the legal aid domestic violence (DV) evidence requirements. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) research follows the earlier successful challenge by Rights of Women (R (Rights of Women) v Secretary of State for Justice [2016] EWCA CIV91).’

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Legal Voice, 29th June 2016

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Sean Buckley jailed for minimum of 17 years for baby’s murder – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2016 in children, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years after being found guilty of murdering his girlfriend’s baby son by beating him with a garden chair.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

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Devon man jailed for life after murdering partner of 40 years – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A retired scientist who murdered his partner in a row over a duvet has been jailed for life, police said.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

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Man ‘driven mad by mother’ jailed for stabbing pregnant partner – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who repeatedly stabbed his pregnant partner after pressure from his disapproving mother “tipped him over the edge” has been jailed for 18 years.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

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Ben Butler guilty of murdering daughter Ellie – BBC News

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his six-year-old daughter just 11 months after she was returned to his care following a custody battle’

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BBC News, 21st June 2016

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MoJ seeks views on domestic violence legal aid – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 15th, 2016 in consultations, domestic violence, legal aid, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice has begun a review of legal aid in domestic violence cases as part of efforts to gather data, giving solicitors just over two weeks to share their views.’

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Law society’s Gazette, 15th June 2016

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Controlling partner Mohammed Anwaar jailed for 28 months – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2016 in domestic violence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who controlled his partner’s social life and told her what she could eat and wear has been jailed for almost two-and-a-half years in one of the first convictions of its kind.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2016

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Home Secretary’s Police Federation Conference 2016 speech – Home Office

‘Speech given by Theresa May at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2016 in Bournemouth.’

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Home Office, 17th May 2016

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Police must confront ‘poison of decades-old misdeeds’, Home Secretary tells officers at annual conference – The Independent

‘The police must confront the “poison of decades-old misdeeds”, the Home Secretary Theresa May has told officers, raising hopes that she is close to ordering an inquiry into police misconduct during the 1980s miners’ strike.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2016

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Mother sentenced to 24 years in prison for murdering two daughters in ‘spasm of violence’ – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2016 in domestic violence, families, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A mother has been sentenced to at least 24 years in prison for stabbing to death her two young daughters.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2016

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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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