Panic room woman challenges bedroom tax – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in assault, domestic violence, harassment, housing, news, rape, stalking, taxation by sally

‘A woman whose council home has been fitted with a secure panic room to protect her from a violent ex-partner is going to court on Wednesday to challenge the government’s so-called bedroom tax.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Family pressure group “had no business” in applying for habeas corpus on behalf of mother – UK Human Rights Blog

‘An application for habeas corpus by a pressure group was completely “hopeless” and “entirely misconceived”. The appellant’s challenge to the decision of the judge below was equally devoid of merit. Third party applications are only appropriate where the prisoner is incommunicado or where the impediment preventing the prisoner from acting is ignorance or disability. It was entirely inappropriate in these circumstances, where the prisoner had been represented by counsel throughout the proceedings which resulted in her imprisonment, or where her detention had already ended before the application for habeas corpus was made.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th November 2014

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Woman murdered by ex was let down by police, IPCC finds – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, murder, news, police, recidivists, violent offenders by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said on Wednesday that investigations into the killer’s previous crimes were inadequate and there had been a catalogue of inaction and missed opportunities. Katie Cullen, 34, a senior nursing sister, was killed by her former partner Iman Saeed Ghafelipour, in October 2009.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

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Domestic violence should be specific criminal offence, says Law Commission – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2014 in consultations, crime, domestic violence, HIV, violence by tracey

‘A specific criminal offence should be created to deal with cases of domestic violence, the Law Commission has suggested in a consultation launched on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

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Domestic Violence Prevention and Punishment – A Multi-faceted Approach – Family Law Week

Posted November 11th, 2014 in crime prevention, criminal justice, domestic violence, news by tracey

‘Syvil Lloyd Morris, Director of Famil Law at Bastian Lloyd Morris Solicitor Advocates, considers the developing interrelationship between the criminal and family jurisdictions in relation to cases of domestic violence.’

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Family Law Week, 6th November 2014

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Sperm deal children ‘irredeemably marred’ by four-parent feud – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge warns of trauma ‘unleashed’ by fallout from ‘known-donor fertilisation’ arrangement between former friends.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2014

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Puppy farmer jailed for at least 25 years for double murder – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, firearms, murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘An 82-year-old puppy farmer has been jailed for at least 25 years for murdering his partner and her daughter in a double killing on his dog farm in Surrey.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2014

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Ex-police officer jailed for at least 28 years for pregnant girlfriend’s murder – The Guardian

‘An “obsessively jealous” former police officer who stabbed his pregnant girlfriend to death has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2014

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End of the ASBO: “community trigger” scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 14th, 2014 in ASBOs, domestic violence, legislation, news, victims by sally

With the Scottish referendum dominating the headlines last month, the introduction of the new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (“the Act”) has been somewhat overshadowed. However, fanfare or no fanfare, the Act is coming into force this month (in the main) on 20 October 2014. The Act not only marks the end of the “ASBO” but also introduces new, important powers aimed at “putting the victim first”. These powers are only useful, however, if people know about them.

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th October 2014

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Dog breeder murder trial accused made ‘dreadful display of violence’ – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2014 in domestic violence, firearms, murder, news by sally

‘A dog breeder shot his partner and her daughter in a “dreadful display of violence” after he claimed they had been tormenting him, a court heard.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2014

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Kristopher Mitchell jailed for Jessica Watkins murder – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2014 in domestic violence, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Newport man has been jailed for life after he stabbed and strangled his girlfriend as she lay in the bath.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2014

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European Convention on Human Rights: What has it ever done for us? – The Independent

‘As the Tories attempt to dilute the treaty’s authority in the UK, James Cusick takes a look at the difference it has made.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2014

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Aston Robinson guilty of Kayleigh-Anne Palmer’s scarf murder – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘A man who strangled his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend with a scarf has been jailed for life for her murder.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2014

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Domestic violence victims are being forced to face abusers in court ordeal, lawyers warn – The Independent

‘Growing numbers of domestic violence victims are being quizzed by their former partners in court due to cuts in legal aid which have led to a rise in litigation-in-person cases, family law specialists are warning.’

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The Independent, 5th October 2014

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Regina (T) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in domestic violence, immigration, law reports, regulations by tracey

Regina (T) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: [2014] EWHC 2453 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 403

‘There was no general discretion under section E-DVILR 1.2(b) of Appendix FM of the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 395) to provide public funds and for indefinite leave to remain to foreign nationals living in the United Kingdom who became victims of domestic violence.’

WLR Daily, 22nd July 2014

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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.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2014

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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.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2014

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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.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2014

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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.’

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Family Law Week, 11th September 2014

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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.’

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Family Law Week, 5th September 2014

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