More people arrested for coercive control but only 1 in 6 charged

New Police figures have revealed an increase in the number of people arrested for ‘coercive control’, but still only one in six are charged with the offence. On 31 December 2015, controlling or [...]

Law set to change for Domestic Violence

It looks as though things may be set to change in the Family Courts with regards to their approach to domestic violence. The Court in Children Act proceedings where there has been domestic [...]

Domestic Violence and Johnny Depp- What We Can Learn

The stormy marriage of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has hit the headlines recently. There are allegations that Depp tried to suffocate Heard with a pillow. Heard also applied for a restraining [...]

Domestic Abuse Reports Have Risen 31% in Two Years

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has yesterday announced that reports of domestic abuse have increased by 31% in the last two years. Yesterday’s report states that “in the 12 [...]

Violence On and Off the Pitch During the World Cup

Luis Suarez’s alleged  biting incident has not been the only violence during the World Cup. West Yorkshire Police reported that calls about domestic abuse more than doubled during England’s first [...]

Children of Domestic Abuse Victims at Risk

A report by the Family Rights Group has highlighted the need for mothers facing domestic violence to get urgent skilled legal advice. Nigel Priestley, who is a Trustee of the Family Rights Group, [...]

Clare’s Law

Clare Wood was a 36 year old woman who died in 2009, having being murdered by her partner, George Appleton.  She had been subjected to threats and he had been arrested for beating her door down. [...]

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Nigella story shows that domestic violence can happen to anyone

The assault upon Nigella Lawson again show that Domestic violence can be prevalent anywhere. Meena Kumari domestic violence expert at Ridley & Hall solicitors states “Domestic violence [...]