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Women’s Aid charity calls for lessons on controlling behaviour for Love Island producers

The 2022 season of Love Island has sparked conversations and complaints on the subject of controlling, abusive and misogynistic behaviour.  After being tagged in so many social posts about the show by viewers, the charity Women’s Aid criticised producers for ...

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21.09.2022

Think twice before using social media during a family dispute

It is forecast that, by the end of this year, 90 per cent of the UK adult population will use a social media account at least once a month.  This is a remarkable statistic, but perhaps even more remarkable is ...

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15.09.2022

How to spot tech abuse within a relationship

With technology advancing, so is the potential for it to be used in domestic abuse as a form of controlling and emotionally abusive behaviour. Commonly, tech abuse includes abusive text messages or calls and demanding access to devices, such as ...

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12.08.2022

How would your social media posts be interpreted in court after a family dispute?

Many people do not go a day without checking their social media: sending a tweet, posting an Instagram story, updating their Facebook status, or sending a Snapchat to communicate with friends, family, and their wider network. But what if your ...

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04.08.2022

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How to spot the signs of financial and economic abuse in a relationship

Financial and economic abuse within a relationship can take many forms. Crucially, it involves limiting the victim’s ability to independently manage their assets or money, for example by cutting them off from economic resources, thus making the victim dependent on ...

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21.07.2022

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Can a non-molestation order prevent someone bothering me?

Domestic abuse can impact individuals of any age or race and is seen across all parts of society.  Unfortunately, statistics from the Office for National Statistics reveal that domestic abuse is on the increase, with cases having risen by 6% ...

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05.07.2022

UK Government launches new strategy to tackle domestic violence

On 30 March 2022, the Government has launched a new strategy to tackle domestic violence. The Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan outlines the government’s approach to limit the prevalence of domestic abuse and domestic homicide, tackle perpetrators and provide victims and ...

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15.06.2022

How to spot gaslighting in a relationship

Gaslighting is a specific form of emotional abuse and coercive control, where the manipulator tries to get the victim to question their own reality, memory or perceptions. It is a way for the perpetrator to gain power and control, by ...

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03.06.2022

Report published on the Legal Rights and Remedies for Economic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a multi-faceted concept, within which “financial abuse” and “economic abuse” are forms of domestic manipulation and exploitation which rarely receive much attention.  However, our solicitors know from our clients, that such abuse can be devastating and can ...

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31.03.2022