Sally Challen case: ‘Mum killed Dad but we get to be happy again at Xmas’ – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2019 in appeals, coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘Sally was originally found guilty of murder but successfully appealed against her conviction.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2019

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Mother claims judge’s ‘outdated views’ on sexual assault led him to rule against her in child custody battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2019 in bias, children, custody, domestic violence, judges, news, rape by sally

‘A mother has claimed that a judge’s “outdated views” on sexual assault led him to rule against her after she accused a former partner of rape during a child custody case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2019

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Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme & Practice Direction 12J – Article by Christopher Ferguson – Park Square Barristers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in domestic violence, news, rehabilitation by sally

‘Recently I have been involved in some cases where an abusive father has been referred to the DAPP (or the Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme, as it used to be known). This can surely be an important feature in the programme of potential progress for a family where a father has been found to pose the sort of risk envisaged by paragraphs 32 – 37 of PD 12J.’

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Park Square Barristers, 4th December 2019

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Farieissia Martin to appeal against murder conviction – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2019 in appeals, domestic violence, murder, news by tracey

‘A woman serving a life sentence for stabbing her ex-partner to death has won the first stage of a bid to overturn her murder conviction.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2019

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Andrew Highton jailed for murder of partner Linda Treeby – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life for the “savage and brutal” murder of his partner on her 64th birthday.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2019

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Lee Vernon jailed for baby son’s shake murder – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A father who shook his baby son to death has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

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Sana Muhammad crossbow death: Ex-husband jailed for ‘evil’ murder – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who shot dead his heavily pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow in a “brutal and evil attack” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

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Women appeal against murder convictions after Sally Challen case – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in appeals, domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘Two women who killed their partners will appeal their convictions this month, in the first cases of their kind to be heard since Sally Challen successfully challenged her murder conviction on the grounds of having suffered years of domestic abuse.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2019

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Mia Gregson murder: Couple jailed over toddler’s death – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2019 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his girlfriend’s 23-month-old daughter because she was crying has been jailed for life for her murder.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2019

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Speech by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division: Domestic Abuse and the Family Court – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 26th, 2019 in domestic violence, family courts, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division: Domestic Abuse and the Family Court.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 19th November 2019

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Fall in domestic abuse files sent to prosecutors despite rise in recorded crimes – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2019 in domestic violence, news, prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘Domestic-abuse related cases referred to prosecutors for consideration for charge have fallen 11% in a year despite a surge in the number of crimes recorded by police.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2019

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Coercive control incidents double in a year, as campaigners warn domestic abuse “remains at epidemic levels” – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2019 in coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news, statistics by tracey

‘Coercive control reports to police have doubled within a year, new figures reveal, as campaigners warn that the true extent of the crime is only just starting to be recognised.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2019

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The President’s New Clothes – Transparency Project

Posted November 25th, 2019 in domestic violence, families, family courts, judges, media, news by sally

‘This week has seen reports in the legal press of a speech in which the President of the Family Division set out an idea for a research project about news reports containing accounts of how family courts have handled domestic abuse claims. See for example : Press attacks on family courts should be assessed – McFarlane by Monidipa Fouzder in The Gazette.’

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Transparency Project, 23rd November 2019

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What is coercive control and why is it so difficult to recognize? – OUP Blog

‘Engaging in controlling and/or coercive behaviour in intimate or familial relationships became a new criminal offence in England and Wales in December 2015. Coercive Control involves a pattern of abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten the victim. Example behaviours included in this legislation are isolation from friends and family, deprivation of basic needs, monitoring behaviour and time, controlling a victim’s life and/or finances, and may include physical violence. The introduction of this offence was welcomed for recognising the cumulative impact of various forms of domestic abuse and for encouraging police and other criminal justice agencies to move beyond an incident-led and physical violence-based understanding of domestic abuse. However, four years on since the legislation was enacted and with no compulsory national level training or support, what has actually changed?’

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OUP Blog, 25th November 2019

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Princess Haya of Jordan and her husband Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed Al Maktoum are before the High Court this week seeking rulings in relation to their children: Hilary Lennox explains the applications – 5SAH

Posted November 20th, 2019 in children, domestic violence, family courts, jurisdiction, news, wardship by sally

‘Princess Haya bint al-Hussein of Jordan attended court in July 2019 and made three applications before the High Court of England and Wales. A Forced Marriage Protection Order, Wardship orders in respect of their two children and a non-molestation order to protect her against domestic violence.’

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5SAH, 12th November 2019

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Chip shop death: Geoffrey Bran cleared of murdering wife with oil – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A chip shop owner accused of killing his wife by throwing boiling oil over her has been cleared of her murder.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2019

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Woman nearly killed by ex-partner hits out at ‘ridiculous’ change to ‘lenient’ prison sentences for abusers – The Independent

Posted November 19th, 2019 in appeals, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing, victims by sally

‘A woman who almost died when her former partner attacked her with a meat cleaver has condemned the government’s new scheme which allows victims of domestic abuse to challenge sentences given to their perpetrators.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2019

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Millionaire who claimed his girlfriend died accidentally after ‘rough sex’ loses appeal against prison sentence – The Independent

‘A millionaire property tycoon who left his injured and bleeding partner to die after claiming she had been injured during “rough sex” has lost an appeal to have his prison sentence cut.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2019

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“Bedroom tax” unlawful -Strasbourg Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 12th, 2019 in benefits, domestic violence, housing, human rights, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Much may have changed in the political world since the Coalition Government introduced its controversial ‘bedroom tax’, but the legal fall-out from the policy continues. The European Court of Human Rights has delivered its verdict on the compatibility of the scheme with the prohibition on discrimination set out in Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Strasbourg Court has found that the policy discriminated unlawfully against women at risk of domestic violence.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th November 2019

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Sarah Wellgreen death: Taxi driver Ben Lacomba jailed for life for murdering mother of five – The Independent

Posted November 11th, 2019 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered his ex-partner in a “wicked” pre-planned operation has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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The Independent, 9th November 2019

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