MPs call for inquiry into how family courts treat rape and abuse survivors – The Guardian

‘More than 120 MPs have called for the family courts to be opened up to greater scrutiny and for those who father children through rape to be denied parental rights.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2019

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Councils to have statutory duty to deliver support in secure accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse – Local Government Lawyer

‘Councils are to be legally required for the first time to deliver support in secure accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse, the Government has announced.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th May 2019

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PM vows to end postcode lottery for domestic abuse victims

‘The prime minister has vowed to end the postcode lottery for those escaping domestic abuse.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Anger as man who abused girlfriend is spared prison by judge who told him there are ‘lots more fish in the sea’ – The Independent

‘A man who has been convicted of coercive control has been spared prison after a judge told him to leave his ex-girlfriend alone because there are “lots more fish in the sea”.’

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The Independent, 8th May 2019

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Police failed stalking victim who killed herself, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Police repeatedly failed a stalking victim who went on to kill herself, crushed by the weight of harassment she was suffering, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2019

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Sally Challen at home after murder conviction quashed – BBC News

‘A woman who served nine years in jail for her husband’s murder before her conviction was quashed has been reunited with her sons.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2019

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‘Frail’ pensioner who beat wheelchair-bound husband to death with a pole cleared of murder – Daily Telegraph

‘A “frail” pensioner who beat her wheelchair-bound husband to death with a wooden pole after suffering decades of “hell” and abuse has been cleared of his murder.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2019

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Domestic abusers ‘sewing GPS trackers into teddy bears’ – BBC News

‘Technology is increasingly being used by domestic abusers to trap, control or hunt down their victims, Refuge has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2019

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Sally Challen appeal: judges give hope to women who killed their abusive husbands – Daily Telegraph

‘Dozens of women imprisoned for murdering their partners after violent, abusive relationships will seek to overturn their convictions, lawyers have said, after a wife jailed for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer won her appeal to secure a retrial.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2019

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Sally Challen: Hammer killer wife in ‘landmark’ appeal – BBC News

‘A woman who bludgeoned her husband to death with a hammer is set to challenge her murder conviction in what is being described as a landmark case.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2019

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Analysis – Removal of parental responsibility: C v D and another [2018] EWHC 3312 (Fam) – Family Law

‘Anthony Gold’s Victoria Brown looks at cases in which the court will decide to remove parental responsibility from a father as they are exceptional.’

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Family Law, 31st January 2019

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Domestic abuse: Non-physical and economic abuse included in law – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news by sally

‘Non-physical and economic abuse are to be included in the first legal definition of domestic abuse as part of a landmark overhaul of the law.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2019

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‘This is not love’: victim of coercive control says she saw red flags from start –

‘Natalie Curtis decided to leave her husband when he marched her to a pawn shop to sell her wedding and engagement ring.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2019

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Domestic abuse: Majority of controlling cases dropped – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news, statistics by sally

‘Figures for the first two-and-a-half years of a new law on coercive and controlling behaviour show the majority of cases were dropped without a charge.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2018

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GPs should be trained to spot controlling behaviour, review into Spalding double murder recommends – Daily Telegraph

‘GPs and teachers should be trained to spot signs of controlling and coercive behaviour, an investigation into the murder of a mother and daughter has recommended.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2018

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Coercive abuse and how a private client lawyer can help – Family Law

‘Coercive abuse became a criminal offence under the Serious Crimes Act in 2015. We define coercive abuse as the act of coercive or controlling behaviour in an intimate or family relationship.’

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Family Law, 25th September 2018

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Man jailed after he banned girlfriend from using Snapchat after four-week relationship – Daily Telegraph

‘A man who banned his girlfriend from using Snapchat and controlled her use of Facebook has been jailed for his psychological abuse after a relationship that lasted less than a month’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2018

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Abusive Birmingham husband ‘beat wife and locked her indoors’ – BBC News

‘A husband who regularly beat his wife and kept her locked indoors during their 16-year marriage has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2018

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Woman jailed for controlling partner at their Stewartby home – BBC News

‘A woman who controlled her partner’s life, scalding him with boiling water and stabbing him, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2018

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Controlling girlfriend ‘first woman convicted’ of new domestic abuse offence – Daily Telegraph

‘A university graduate is believed to be the first woman convicted under new domestic abuse laws after scalding her boyfriend with boiling water, stabbing him and keeping food from him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2018

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