Stranded Spouses and Immigration Control – Family Law Week

‘Sulema Jahangir, solicitor with Dawson Cornwell, explains the plight of wives and mothers who are stranded in foreign countries, often separated from their children, and unable to return to England because of immigration restrictions.’

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Family Law Week, 31st March 2015

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Save Legal Aid, Save Lives – Family Law Week

Posted March 26th, 2015 in domestic violence, evidence, legal aid, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘Ruth Tweedale, a law lecturer at the University of Roehampton and former solicitor at Rights of Women, describes recent developments in the campaign to preserve family law legal aid for victims of domestic violence.’

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Family Law Week, 24th March 2015

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Dating site ban for ‘serial abuser’ Karl Crimmins – BBC News

‘A “serial abuser” who admitted unlawfully wounding a woman he met online has been banned from joining dating websites.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2015

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Man jailed over ‘ferocious’ Brixton stabbing murder – BBC News

‘A man who killed his ex-wife and seriously injured two other women, including his ex-girlfriend, in a “ferocious stabbing spree”, has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2015

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Woman jailed for pouring scalding water over husband – The Guardian

‘A woman who poured scalding water over her husband after he failed to satisfy her “unrealistic” financial demands has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2015

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Canadian domestic abuse victim Sandra Sidey can stay in UK – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2015 in appeals, deportation, domestic violence, immigration, news, tribunals, victims by sally

‘A Canadian woman who was told she could not stay in Britain after ending her relationship with a violent partner has won indefinite leave to remain.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2015

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Nigel Roach gets life for trying to kill partner – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in attempts, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life for the attempted murder of his partner in Cardiff.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

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City worker nicknamed ‘Shagger’ jailed for campaign of threats against women – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in domestic violence, harassment, news, restraining orders, sentencing by sally

‘Married father Michael Nartey sentenced after terrorising five lovers – some of whom also had children by him – in vile campaign of abusive text messages.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2015

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Supreme Court splits the baby over the benefit cap – Mike Spencer – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R(on the application of SG and others (previously JS and others)) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] UKSC 16. The Supreme Court was sharply divided yesterday over whether the benefit cap breaches the Human Rights Act.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th March 2015

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Amina Agboola murder: Death ‘not preventable’, review concludes – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2015 in child cruelty, domestic violence, murder, news, reports, social services by tracey

‘The death of a toddler killed by a violent kick to her stomach by her mother’s boyfriend could not have been foreseen, a report has concluded.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2015

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A change in the landscape for victimless prosecutions? – Park Square Barristers

Posted March 19th, 2015 in domestic violence, hearsay evidence, news, prosecutions, victims by sally

‘As the Crown Prosecution Service places increasing focus on securing convictions in domestic-violence cases, there is a sense that victimless prosecutions have become far more common, particularly in the Magistrates’ Courts.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th March 2015

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Hockey stick killer Oral David Bryan jailed for life – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2015 in children, domestic violence, families, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his ex-partner by hitting her with a hockey stick in front of their children has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2015

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UK benefit cap is lawful, supreme court rules – The Guardian

‘The supreme court has ruled that the government’s benefit cap, which limits unemployed claimants to £500 a week in total welfare payments, is lawful.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Supreme court to decide whether UK benefits cap is unlawful – The Guardian

‘The Supreme court will decide on Wednesday if a cornerstone of the coalition government’s benefits policy is unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Third of domestic violence victims cannot provide evidence for legal aid – The Guardian

‘More than a third of victims of domestic violence cannot provide the evidence required to obtain legal aid, according to a parliamentary watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2015

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This is Abuse summary report – Home Office

‘This report summarises the development and evaluation of the campaign.’

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Home Office, 8th March 2015

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Kane Boyce guilty of girlfriend Paula Newman’s murder – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A dangerous “charmer” has been jailed for life for murdering his girlfriend who he thought was having an affair via Facebook.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2015

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Darren Jeffreys jailed for life for Karen Catherall murder – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A 47-year-old man has been jailed for life for murdering a Flintshire woman he met on a dating website.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2015

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Husband jailed for 15 years after trying to kill nurse – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in attempts, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of attempting to murder his wife as she worked in an intensive care unit.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2015

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Number of jailed mothers is a ‘litany of despair’ – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in children, domestic violence, drug abuse, families, mental health, news, prisons, sentencing, women by sally

‘The number of women imprisoned in Britain every year represents a “litany of despair”, Nick Clegg will say tomorrow, in a tacit admission that the coalition has failed to tackle high rates of female incarceration.’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2015

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