Stacey Hyde cleared of murder in retrial – The Guardian

‘A young woman who faced a retrial for the murder of man with a history of domestic violence has been acquitted after a jury heard how she acted in self-defence. Stacey Hyde, 22, was ordered to face a second trial by the director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, after the court of appeal quashed her original murder conviction last year.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2015

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Susan Workman murder: Killer’s family post ad to trace jury – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in advertising, divorce, domestic violence, evidence, juries, media, murder, news by sally

‘The family of a man jailed for murdering his ex-wife have taken out a newspaper advert in an attempt to trace the jurors involved in his trial, prompting a police investigation.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2015

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Women in prison equals children without mothers, say justice groups – The Independent

‘12,000 women are sentenced each year in the UK – leaving about 20,000 children without mothers, according to Women in Prison’

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The Independent, 16th May 2015

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Body-in-boot killer Aaron Mann ‘quit mental health treatment’ – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2015 in domestic violence, mental health, murder, news, reports by tracey

‘A man who kept his partner’s body in a car boot after killing her had ended mental health treatment days before, a review revealed.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2015

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Dale Roberts jailed for dousing ex-girlfriend in petrol – BBC News

‘A man who doused his ex-partner with petrol and threatened to set light to her has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2015

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M1 crash death driver Ian Walters guilty of murdering wife – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2015 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man accused of murdering his wife by deliberately driving their car into a motorway embankment has been convicted.’

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BBC News, 7th May 2015

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Probation service ‘staffing crisis’ leaves public at risk from violent criminals – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2015 in domestic violence, news, probation by sally

‘A “staffing crisis” in the probation service due to cuts and reforms is leaving the public at danger from violent criminals – with women who have suffered from domestic violence among the most vulnerable, unions and campaigners have warned.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2015

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Amelia Jones murder: Grandfather Mark Jones gets 25 years – BBC News

‘A man who murdered his five-week-old granddaughter has been jailed for life and will serve a minimum of 25 years.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2015

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Gloucestershire police criticised by watchdog over murder of Hollie Gazzard – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2015 in complaints, domestic violence, harassment, murder, news, police, stalking by tracey

‘Gloucestershire’s police force has been criticised by the police watchdog over its handling of a young woman’s complaints about her violent former boyfriend days before she was brutally murdered as she worked in a hair salon.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2015

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Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

Posted April 30th, 2015 in children, costs, domestic violence, evidence, news by sally

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

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Family Law Week, 29th April 2015

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Private Children Law Update – No. 5 Chambers

Posted April 29th, 2015 in appeals, children, custody, domestic violence, families, news by sally

‘Ricky Seal, member of No5 Chambers Family Group, has compiled a list of private children case law updates for the Leicester & Leicestershire Family Justice Board.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 9th April 2015

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News focus: law and justice pledges – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The general election manifestos are in – here’s our quick-fire summary of their headline pledges on law and justice.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th April 2015

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Teenager jailed for punching 16-year-old girlfriend in stomach and causing miscarriage – The Independent

‘A teenager has been jailed for punching his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach, causing her to lose the baby.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2015

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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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