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25.09.2019

Domestic Violence Killings at a Five year High

Written by Rosita Mendonca

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 committed by family members such… [...]

16.09.2019

Domestic Abuse Bill to be reintroduced following prorogation of Parliament

Written by Rosita Mendonca

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 them over to the next… [...]

04.09.2019

Birmingham family lawyer receives national recognition

Written by Rosita Mendonca

We are pleased to share that Nadia Butt from the National Legal Service Solicitors Birmingham office has been awarded the Family Law Advanced Accreditation from The Law Society, specialising in Children Private Law and Violence in the Home. For Nadia to have achieved the Family Law Advanced Accreditation she had to demonstrate that she has and will maintain the required… [...]

02.09.2019

Financial Abuse is Domestic Abuse

Written by Rosita Mendonca

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. Financial abuse is one of… [...]