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Honour-based abuse: still a lot more to be done

Emma Barrow writes about Honour-based abuse for New Law Journal. Read the full article below: Honour-based abuse is an act of violence committed by an…

By Emma Barrow
Embracing apologies: A call for law reform

The law on apologies in civil cases could soon be reformed offering a vital step forward for survivors of negligence, abuse or personal injury. The…

By Abbie Hickson
Deputy headteacher barred from teaching for life after raping girl

A primary school deputy headteacher has been barred from teaching after she was jailed for child sexual abuse offences. Julie Morris, 46, the safeguarding lead…

By Elise Carnot
Number of alleged sexual abuse incidents at Youth Offenders’ Institutions revealed

At least 40 incidents of alleged sexual abuse inside Young Offenders’ Institutions (“YOIs”) have been referred to police, it has been revealed, between November 2019…

By Hayyin Fan
Witness appeal – Abuse at 16th St Denys Cub Scout Group

I represent a client who has instructed me that he was subjected to abuse by one of his scout leaders, Robert Desmond Barclay Harris in…

By Hayyin Fan
Prep school teacher charged with online child sex offences

A former prep school teacher has been charged with 11 online child sex offences. Sam Phillips, 27, was arrested in March on suspicion of child…

By Emma Barrow
First jail sentence for cyberflashing in England: the start of new consequences for online abuse

A man has become the first person to be sent to jail for cyberflashing, under legislation that marks a turning point in how online abuse…

By Hayley Chapman
Former teacher Robert Kalton jailed for historic sex offences against pupil

A teacher described as a sexual predator has been jailed for historic sex offences. Robert Kalton, 88, from Burton upon Trent, launched a campaign of…

By Olivia Ward
Christian Horner investigated over claims of inappropriate behaviour

The handling of allegations against Christian Horner raises serious concerns about the workplace culture and safety of women within the motorsport industry. Earlier this year,…

By Thomas Beale
Trials for nearly 200 ‘very old’ rape cases to start within months after ‘unacceptable’ delays

Nearly 200 “very old” rape cases could be brought to trial within months after an “unacceptable” delay, a senior judge has announced. Lord Justice Edis,…

By Elise Carnot
Former Sea Cadets volunteer jailed after child abuse in Somerset

A former Sea Cadet volunteer has been jailed for 22 years after sexually abusing children in his care. Philip Grove, who volunteered as a chief…

By Emma Barrow
Ex head teacher charged with sexually abusing girls

A former head teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting teenage girls. Mark Bocker, 63, is facing four charges of sexual assault purportedly occurring between…

By Elise Carnot
British Gymnastics has an abuse problem

For decades, a problem has been festering at the heart of gymnastics. For far too long, senior coaches have been able to act with total…

By Joseph Carr
First person convicted of cyberflashing in England and Wales

A man who sent a woman and child unsolicited pictures of his private parts on WhatsApp has become the first person in England and Wales…

By Hayyin Fan
Former Scouts leader Michael Costin found guilty of child sexual offences for third time

A former Scout leader and teacher considered a “hero” by youngsters has been convicted of sexually abusing children for a third time. Michael Costin, 59,…

By Hayyin Fan
Women and Equalities Committee report on misogyny in music

A “shift in the behaviour of men” in the music industry is needed to better safeguard women, MPs have heard. Caroline Nokes MP made the…

By Thomas Beale
Prescot cheerleading coach who groomed and abused girls jailed for 15 years

A cheerleading coach has been jailed for 15 years after grooming and sexually abusing three children in a nine-year campaign of exploitation. Tom Walsh, 37,…

By Elise Carnot
Supporting Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week – #ItsNotOkay

Monday 5th February 2024 marks the start of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week. This week-long campaign aims to encourage people and organisations to…

By Sophie Mash
Dulwich College music teacher sexually assaulted pupils as young as eight

A music teacher at a prestigious private school has been convicted of sexually abusing boys during piano lessons. Martin Ball, 89, routinely touched two students…

By Elise Carnot
Former Brighton teaching assistant jailed for sexually assaulting girls

A former teaching assistant has received a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting four young girls. Stephen Payne, 69, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court…

By Emma Barrow
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