Ex-boyfriend guilty of teenager Shana Grice murder – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in domestic violence, harassment, murder, news, stalking, women by sally

‘A man who stalked and killed his former girlfriend after she rejected him has been found guilty of her murder.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2017

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Woman who poured acid on her sleeping partner is jailed for life – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in attempts, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who tried to kill her boyfriend by pouring acid over him while he slept has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2017

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Police body-worn video leads to domestic abuse conviction – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Police body-worn video evidence has been used to prosecute a man who assaulted a woman and a boy.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th March 2017

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We need to rethink adoption in the social media age, says senior judge – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in adoption, domestic violence, internet, news by sally

‘Too many children are being forcibly adopted against the wishes of their families and prevented from having any contact with their natural parents, a senior judge has suggested.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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Reforms to cross-examination by alleged abusers in the Prisons and Courts Bill – Family Law Week

‘Mark Roscoe, barrister of The 36 Group, outlines the provisions which the Government proposes to insert into section 31 of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.’

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Family Law Week, 7th March 2017

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Domestic abuse survivors will be allowed to register to vote anonymously to protect them from their attackers – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2017 in anonymity, domestic violence, elections, news, victims by tracey

‘Survivors of domestic abuse will be protected from their attackers when they register to vote, under new Government plans.
The rules will be relaxed to make it far easier for victims of abuse to register anonymously, in a victory for a campaign by charities including Women’s Aid.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2017

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Domestic violence evidence requirement removed – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 28th, 2017 in domestic violence, evidence, legal aid, news, time limits, victims by tracey

‘The Law Society has welcomed the government’s decision to remove a time limit for evidence that will make it easier for domestic violence victims to qualify for legal aid.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th February 2017

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Helen Bailey murder verdict: Fiance guilty of killing children’s author – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in domestic violence, drug abuse, murder, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘The partner of bestselling children’s author Helen Bailey has been convicted of drugging and killing her in a long-planned plot to get hold of her £3.3 million estate.’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2017

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Legal aid shakeup hands lifeline to domestic violence victims – The Guardian

‘Time limits preventing vulnerable victims of domestic violence from obtaining legal aid for court hearings are to be scrapped, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will announce.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2017

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Domestic violence: Theresa May to oversee new law – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2017 in domestic violence, legislation, news by sally

‘Theresa May will directly oversee the creation of new laws to deal with domestic abuse in England and Wales, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2017

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Domestic abuse victims wait nearly two years for compensation – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2017 in compensation, domestic violence, news, statistics, victims by sally

‘Domestic violence victims are waiting almost two years on average to receive compensation for abuse they have suffered, government statistics have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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Millionaire who killed his wife sued by sons for ‘profiting’ from murder – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in appeals, children, divorce, domestic violence, families, murder, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘A millionaire businessman who stabbed his wife to death in the midst of a bitter divorce row is being sued for £1.5m by his two sons.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2017

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Violent abusers to be prevented from cross-examining ex-partners in court – The Guardian

‘Domestic violence victims will no longer face the threat of being interrogated by their former partners in court under proposed legislation.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2017

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Domestic Violence and the Impact on Contact Re-examined – Family Law Week

Posted February 10th, 2017 in contact orders, domestic violence, news by tracey

‘Cris McCurley, Partner in Ben Hoare Bell LLP and advisory board member of Rights of Women and Women’s Aid, considers recent developments concerning contact where there has been evidence of domestic violence, and the events which have led to them.’

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Family Law Week, 9th February 2917

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Mother cleared of encouraging boyfriend to shoot crying toddler in head to keep him quiet – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 1st, 2017 in children, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, news by tracey

‘A mother of two has been acquitted of encouraging her boyfriend to shoot a crying toddler in the head with an air rifle to keep him quiet.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2017

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CPS accused of failing domestic violence victims after woman loses eye in attack – The Guardian

‘A woman who was left permanently blind in one eye by her violent fiance has criticised the Crown Prosecution Service after her case was initially dropped despite “overwhelming evidence” of the cause of her injuries.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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Review of Practice Direction 12J FPR 2010 – Child Arrangement and Contact Orders: Domestic Violence and Harm – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Report to the President of the Family Division by The Hon. Mr. Justice Cobb.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 20th January 2017

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UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent fathers – The Guardian

‘Senior judges are taking steps to end the presumption that a father must have contact with a child where there is evidence of domestic abuse that would put the child or mother at risk.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2017

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Sussex University failed duty of care to student assault victim, inquiry finds – The Independent

‘A top UK university failed in its duty of care towards a student who was violently assaulted by her staff lecturer, a formal inquiry has concluded, following an investigation by The Independent.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2017

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Police apologise to dead woman’s kin after failure to respond to 999 call – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2017 in compensation, complaints, delay, domestic violence, homicide, human rights, news, police by tracey

‘Police chiefs have issued an apology and paid compensation of more than £20,000 to the family of a woman who was a victim of domestic violence and died following a violent attack.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2016

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