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 Helen Thewlis
  October 15, 2020
​Former professional rugby league player, Jamie Jones-Buchanan has spoken out against domestic abuse after losing his cousin, Bethany Fields who was stabbed to death by her ex-partner in Huddersfield last year. Bethany’s abuser, Paul Crowther has received a life sentence for the attack.
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 Jaynie Broughton
  October 12, 2020
If a client cannot afford to travel to the office, perhaps due to financial control, or is unable to leave the house, perhaps because of their abuser, we are able to deal with matters over the telephone and/or email. We also work with the Local Authority and local charities to try to source funds for the client to get the help they need, whether that be funds for public transport or a place at refuge.
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 Jaynie Broughton
  October 1, 2020
An Occupation Order is a Court Order that can be obtained to specify who can and cannot live in a property in order to protect victims of domestic abuse (which not only includes physical abuse but other forms such as emotional or financial abuse).
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 Helen Thewlis
  September 28, 2020
At the end of this month, ITV’s new two part factual drama ‘Honour’ is set to air. The programme shows the real-life investigation into the ‘honour’ killing of a young woman in London, Banaz Mahmod by her family in 2006.
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 Helen Thewlis
  September 16, 2020
As the popular soap returns to our TV screens, it has been revealed that this week Chantelle Atkins will be killed by her abusive husband, Gray Atkins.
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 Jaynie Broughton
  September 15, 2020
​A Non-Molestation Order is obtained to protect victims of domestic abuse and their children, if necessary.
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 Helen Thewlis
  August 19, 2020
During the first 7 weeks of lockdown in the UK, the police took one call every 30 seconds relating to domestic abuse. The charity Refuge reported a 700% increase in calls to its helpline in a single day. The UN has described the global spike in domestic abuse as a “shadow pandemic” alongside Covid-19.
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 Natalie Marrison
  July 28, 2020
Many survivors of child sex abuse are continuing to have their compensation entitlements through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) reduced as a result of their unspent convictions, a system coined ‘grossly unfair’ by campaigners.
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