Clare Wade KC, who was appointed Independent Reviewer on domestic homicide, published the Domestic Homicide Sentencing Review earlier in 2023.
Today, the Sentencing Council has announced that it intends to consult on some of the recommendations for amendment to the manslaughter guidelines made by Clare Wade KC in her Domestic Homicide Sentencing Review, published on 17 March 2023.
They include making strangulation, asphyxiation or suffocation an aggravating factor in manslaughter and the inclusion of coercive and controlling behaviour in the history of violence towards a victim by an offender, and by a victim towards an offender. This is part of the annual miscellaneous amendments of the Sentencing Council.
The consultation is open from today. Click here to read Clare Wade KC's Domestic Homicide Sentencing Review in full.
This announcement has been covered in the trade press, including the Solicitors Journal.
Criminal Defence, Criminal Appeals | Thursday 20 July 2023
Coercive and controlling behaviour to become statutory mitigating factor - Clare Wade KC comments on Government's response to Domestic Homicide Sentencing Review
Clare Wade KC, who was appointed as Independent Reviewer into domestic homicide, comments on further Government proposals published today (20 July 2023) as part of a wide-ranging response to Clare Wade KC’s report on domestic homicide.
Garden Court Chambers | Friday 17 March 2023
Clare Wade KC comments on Government proposals regarding Domestic Homicide Sentencing Review
Clare Wade KC, who was appointed as independent reviewer, comments on Government proposals regarding the Domestic Homicide Sentencing Review published today.
Criminal Defence | Thursday 9 September 2021
Clare Wade QC appointed to conduct an independent review of the law around domestic homicides
Clare Wade QC of the Garden Court Chambers Criminal Defence Team – who was lead counsel in the high-profile case of Sally Challen – will examine the need to reform the law before presenting her findings and recommendations to the Lord Chancellor.