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Coercive Control – Why we all should care about Sally Challen’s case

Sebastian Del Monte

Posted by Sebastian Del Monte | Solicitor
On 20th March 2019

On 20 February 2019 the Centre for Women’s Justice hosted an event on the topic of Coercive Control. More specifically the event discussed the case of Sally Challen who was convicted of murder of her abusive husband after 31 years of marriage. The panel included Professors Evan Stark and Vanessa Bettinson, Sally Challen’s son David, and her barrister Clare Wade QC.

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The Indefinite Wait for a Fairer and More Generous Legal Aid System

Nancy Collins

Posted by Nancy Collins | Partner
On 12th April 2018

“The Government should introduce a significantly simpler and more generous scheme for legal aid.”

Among the observations and recommendations in the Bach Commission’s ‘The right to justice’ report published last autumn, the call for a more generous legal aid scheme was rightly highlighted as one of the most pressing concerns. Unfortunately, for those waiting to see whether the Government will similarly acknowledge this call in its review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), the wait will likely be extended. This is because of recent reports of doubts over the feasibility of the Ministry of Justice’s summer deadline as published in their post-legislative memorandum last October.

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