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CAADA and the missing victims

13/09/2012 19:11
CAADA or 'co-ordinated action against domestic abuse' describes itself as a 'national charity supporting a strong multi-agency response to domestic abuse' according to it's website at www.caada.org.uk The other week I attended a domestic abuse training course that has been...

The Equal Treatment Benchbook and supposed gender equality

10/02/2012 21:25
I stumbled across The Equal Treatment Benchbook - a guide "for all judicial office-holders, in all courts and tribunals, both those who are new to the role and those with considerable experience" produced for the Judiciary of England and Wales. It's available online at...

Attitudes to emotional abuse by women

06/01/2012 22:09
The other day I heard a short programme on BBC Radio 4 called 'The Paper Round'.  Melanie Walters reminisced about the paper round she did as a child - here is a snippet from the programme - This house, the white detached house, was my piano teacher's house. So Mrs George was the piano...

Marriage Foundation, the Family Courts and Domestic Violence

03/01/2012 22:06
The Telegraph reported today that Senior High Court Judge Sir Paul Coleridge has announced that he is launching a Marriage Foundation along with Baroness Butler-Sloss, the former President of the Family Division; Baroness Deech, a leading family academic and currently chairman of the Bar...

Looking back on 2011

01/01/2012 22:40
2011 started with an important case heard in the Supreme Court (Yemshaw v London Borough of Hounslow).  The judgement was extraordinary but hardly surprising given that it was led by Lady Brenda Hale.  Brenda Hale is a self avowed feminist who has always been more than happy to mix her...