Domestic Violence

Rights of Women Charity loses Challenge to Civil Legal Aid Legislation for Domestic Violence Victims

by Muna Saleem February 18, 2015 Domestic Violence

Whilst many regulatory and legal semantics have little impact on the population, a recent legal case may be of interest to the everyday civilian. On the 22 nd January, The Public Law Project, on behalf of Rights for Women, a legal advocacy group, attempted to remove specific pieces of legislation that were brought in to regulate […]

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How can Non-Violent Abuse Best be Policed?

by ChilternLaw September 23, 2014 Assault

Criminal law has recently started to delve deeper than ever into the realm of personal human relationships. There has been much talk around the prospect of domestic violence, previously prosecuted under more general offences, becoming a crime in its own right. Recently, non-violent emotional and psychological abuse and neglect of children has faced the prospect […]

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Is Colorado’s New Domestic Violence Gun Law Fair?

by David Faltz December 18, 2013 Domestic Violence

After you’ve handled a fair share of domestic violence cases, you start to realize how emotionally charged they tend to be – on both sides. The individuals involved are often related by blood or in a romantic relationship, so there’s a history and closeness that escalate problems and makes people do stupid things. Because of […]

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5 Things You Should Do If Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence

by David R Jones November 28, 2013 Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious crime that can do severe damage to your reputation. If your partner has, or may be planning to, falsely accuse you, the decisions you make leading up to the trial can make or break your case. Like any false claim against you, just because YOU know you are innocent doesn’t […]

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Domestic Violence: It can Happen to Anyone, But what can you do?

by barlowrobbins May 24, 2013 Domestic Violence

People who have experienced domestic violence often describe feelings of hopelessness, isolation and of being trapped, which is why it’s so important to realise that there is help and support available regardless of your situation. Victims are often hesitant to come forward and seek support as they don’t want to be stereotyped, but as more […]

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Domestic Violence: Knowing Your Rights

by Karla Somers June 29, 2012 Criminal Defence Lawyers

(US Law) Domestic violence is a form of abusive behavior that occurs within an intimate relationship. It is a scenario where one spouse administers unwarranted treatment upon the other. If you have ever been in an abusive relationship, it is imperative that you seek legal aid to forestall this trend, especially because the effects of […]

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‘Clare’s Law’- A change for the better for victims of domestic violence?

by HighStreetLawyer March 28, 2012 Domestic Violence

In October 2008, Clare Wood ended her relationship with George Appleton. Her rejection sparked a campaign of abuse, resulting in her horrific murder four months later. Appleton had a history of violence against women, including harassment, threats and kidnapping a former girlfriend at knifepoint. Despite a number of complaints to the police, resulting in a […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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