RLC Door Tenant Professor Susan Edwards writes for Counsel Magazine

February 19, 2021

Professor Susan Edwards with co-author Professor Kris Gledhill write for Counsel Magazine in a piece entitled “Strangulation and false narratives of consent”. The issues considered in New Zealand’s Kempson v R echo calls for urgent law reform in England and Wales through the Domestic Abuse Bill and a standalone strangulation offence. This follows the new offence of strangulation in New Zealand which does not set out any express provision as to the role for consent. The authors write that “The risk of death is, of course, the concern of both the New Zealand legislature and those pressing for reform of the law in the UK.”

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