Pump Court Chambers

Coercive and controlling behaviour (together and separately!)

Podcasts 7th October 2022

Catherine Ellis joins host Mark Ablett to discuss coercive behaviour, controlling behaviour and coercive controlling behaviour in the context of private children proceedings. Catherine talks Mark through how we define and identify such behaviour, noting the frequent difficulties for victims in doing so. In circumstances where the guidance is far from definitive, Catherine gives her expert view on how to plead and build a case involving controlling and coercive behaviour, whilst also explaining why we need to take it quite so seriously. An important listen for any practitioners encountering such allegations.


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