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Ask A Lawyer: Will my sexual history be read out in Court?

Ask A Lawyer: Will my sexual history be read out in Court?

We asked Mark Savage, one of our legal team, ‘will my sexual history be read out in Court?: Many women, particularly those who are the victims of rape and sexual abuse often ask whether their sexual history will be read out in Court or whether they will be cross examined about their previous sexual history if they complain about sexual abuse. In the bad old days, before the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act, women who complained about their partners were

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Simon Says: R v Joe Storey

Simon Says:  R v Joe Storey

Simon Spence QC is one of our brilliant trustees and part of our legal team. Here he writes about his successful prosecution in Regina v Joe Storey- a domestic homicide: I prosecuted this case at Norwich Crown Court in June 2017. Storey was charged with the Murder of his girlfriend, Kerri McAuley. He battered her to death in her flat whilst under the influence of alcohol and cocaine after a Friday night out. He left the flat, leaving her to

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Ask A Lawyer- What is Domestic Abuse?

Ask A Lawyer- What is Domestic Abuse?

  Mark Peter Savage is a senior solicitor and partner at Anthony King & Co in Basildon, Essex.  Here he advises about some of the signs of abuse and how to recognise and combat them: There is not, and can never be a good reason for anyone to be abused either physically, or emotionally. Love should come without both pain and fear, if it does not, then there is no love. What is abuse and what can I do if

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Police Commissioner Grant for The Daisy Chain Project

Police Commissioner Grant for The Daisy Chain Project

    The Daisy Chain Project has received a grant of £2972.50 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safe Space Sussex Funding Network. Jade-Shannon Patrick and Hayley Stoner will be joining the Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne on 22nd August to accept the grant award and explain how the funding will help victims to cope and recover from crime and abuse in Sussex. Commenting on the funding award Jade-Shannon Patrick said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this

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Domestic Abuse In the News

Domestic Abuse In the News

More than 10% of women aged between 16 and 19 in England and Wales say they have experienced domestic abuse in the past year according to The Office for National Statistics’ annual report on domestic abuse . Women in their 20s and early 40s are statistically the next most vulenerable groups, but it is important to remember that age and gender have no bearing on domestic abuse and anybody can suffer it at any time in their life. About 7% of men

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The Law: A Brief Overview

The Law: A Brief Overview

There is no universally agreed definition of domestic abuse as it comes in so many forms and situations. The most all-encompassing definition, however, is that domestic abuse is any instance or pattern of incidents of violence, controlling, abusive, coercive or threatening behaviour in the context of a domestic or familial relationship. Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 This Act extended provisions to help address and prevent domestic abuse by creating the specific new offence of ‘causing or allowing the

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Big News

Big News

  We’re moving to 7 Chapel Road, Worthing thanks to Avire UK and Yorkshire Building Society! We can’t wait to welcome you in.

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Our Big Reveal

Our Big Reveal

On 17th February 2018 we opened our offices to the public for the first time by way of a champagne reception. We can’t wait to welcome our lawyers and clients into our space.

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BIG news

BIG news

We are unbelievably excited to announce that we have secured premises at 3-6 Clock Walk in Bognor Regis and will be moving Daisy Chain HQ to there shortly – we pick up the keys this week! We will be sharing with My Sisters’ House,  a womens’ centre and together we hope to really make a difference to those fleeing abuse.   .

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Christmas Campaign 2017

Christmas Campaign 2017

Firstly, we would like to say the most massive thank you to everyone who donated to our Christmas shoe box appeal. We were absolutely inundated; receiving a HUGE 37 boxes, along with stuff to create three massive hampers for women and children. We would like to thank all of the individuals who contacted us to donate, but also Caring Lady Funeral Directors and Meridian Short Mat Bowls Club who did collections for us. Now- who your donations helped: We split

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The Daisy Chain Project

Domestic Abuse Prevention Charity- Legal advice
The Daisy Chain Project
The Daisy Chain Project
Does anybody know how to connect a xerox workcentre printer to the network- we have WiFi and an Ethernet cable but it’s not letting us print. Thank you
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The Daisy Chain Project
We have lots of exciting stuff to come so have been busy beavering away behind the scenes. You can expect our first book in around December time, which deals with domestic abuse for children aged 3-7.

We also have some more media opportunities coming our way, a trip to court, and a few more bits and pieces.

As ever if you need us, contact info@thedaisychainproject.com

#domesticabuse #lawyers #probono
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The Daisy Chain Project
Thank you, Waitrose, for your £348 donation ❤️
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The Daisy Chain Project
We’re so excited 🙂
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The Daisy Chain Project
Is anyone able to help us make and edit a video about domestic abuse? We’d like to make more interactive content as we appreciate people viewing our resources may learn in different ways 🌈
The Daisy Chain Project
The Daisy Chain Project
We are desperately seeking more lawyers to join our team. We give pro bono legal advice to victims of domestic abuse via an email inbox. If you are a family, crime, or housing practitioner and can spare some time on an ad hoc basis to help us we would really appreciate it!

#probono #legaladvice #domesticabuse

We want to branch into being able to be at our office full time. Does anyone know of any funding we can get to employ people? Thank you!

RT @ukhomeoffice: Gay men are more than twice as likely to be victims of #DomesticAbuse.*
Survivor @MattJLloyd tells us how he found the strength to leave an abusive relationship. https://t.co/vo0Efo6RDV
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We would also like to hear from anyone who has self published a children’s book ❤️

Now we have our manuscript we are needing an illustrator to do lovely big, colourful pictures for our children’s book on domestic abuse. Does anyone have any recommendations?

First draft of our children’s book is complete. Thanks to everyone who donated personally, as well as @KatyBourne @SussexPCC, and @waitrose ❤️