Domestic Abuse & Injunctions

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Home Minister Priti Patel recently commented that “Domestic abuse victims are allowed to leave home to seek help at refuges despite rules to stop coronavirus spreading. “ If you or someone you know has been affected by domestic abuse, several organisations can help, including National Centre For Domestic Violence, Women’s Aid, & Refuge. National Legal Service […]

Children: The hidden victims of domestic abuse

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The statistics involving domestic abuse and children continue to be shocking – a recent BBC report highlights that calls to the NSPCC about children witnessing the most serious forms of abuse have jumped 25% in a year. It is no wonder that while the new domestic abuse bill is ‘widely supported’, charities including Bernardo’s & […]

Getting an injunction if you’ve been a victim of domestic abuse

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Domestic abuse can take many forms. Frequent examples that we come across include verbal abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse and sexual abuse although this is not an exhaustive list. Types of Injunction  Both non-molestation orders and occupation orders are types of injunctions which can offer you protection from your abuser. They are Court Orders that […]

Domestic abuse and the problem with evidence

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A serious and ongoing issue for victims of domestic abuse is the problem with evidence. Let’s take Jack & Jill as an example (names picked at random). Jack and Jill were in a 3 year relationship and lived together for about 18 months before the relationship finally ended in December 2019. The problem was that […]

Domestic Abuse bill falls for the second time in two months

The Domestic Abuse Bill, which aimed to ‘transform the national response to domestic abuse’ and end the practice of allowing domestic abusers the opportunity to cross-examine their victims in court has fallen for a second time in two months on account of the next month’s general election. All bills that have failed to achieve royal […]

Domestic Violence Killings at a Five year High

Last year, 173 people were killed in domestic violence related homicides, an increase of 32 deaths on 2017, according to data obtained by the BBC from 43 police forces across the UK. This figure has steadily increased from 2014. Domestic violence homicides are not just committed by a partner or spouse, they can also be […]

Domestic Abuse Bill to be reintroduced following prorogation of Parliament

The Prime Minister took to twitter to confirm that the government was ‘fully committed’ to reintroducing new legislation to protect victims of domestic abuse following concerns it had been axed as a result of Parliament’s suspension last week. Prorogation will suspend all existing bills making their way through Parliament, unless the government chooses to carry […]

Financial Abuse is Domestic Abuse

Like all forms of domestic abuse at the centre of it is usually one person exercising control over another. Abuse can take many forms- emotional, physical, psychological and financial. Financial abuse (or economic abuse) is an aspect of  ‘coercive control’, which is a pattern of controlling, degrading and/or threatening conduct which takes away the victim’s freedom. […]

Men Are Victims of Domestic Abuse Too!

While the overwhelming assumption is that domestic abuse victims are female, research from Mankind Initiative highlights some concerning statistics: For every three victims of domestic abuse in the UK, one will be male 13% of men (aged 16 – 59 years old) have suffered a form of domestic abuse since the age of 16 In […]