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    Life

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Domestic Abuse Bill UK 2019
Life

Judges are being called out for dismissing rape claims in a powerful letter

The way judges deal with rape and abuse in family cases is “outdated”.

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Hollie Richardson
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domestic-violence
Long Reads

“I am a survivor of domestic abuse. This is my story”

Warning: this story might be difficult to read.

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Stylist Team
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stalking law
Long Reads

“I was stalked by my ex, but people mistook it for romantic flattery”

Rom-coms tell us that being pursued is the sign of true romantic love. They couldn’t be more wrong.

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Katie Bishop
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Grance Millane trial
Life

Campaigners call for law change over “rough sex gone wrong” defence claims in court

It's time to take action on it.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Chrissy Teigen is the next Judge Judy in this first clip from her new TV show

Have a small claims case you want sorted? Chrissy Teigen is your woman, and by the looks of this first clip she's a natural.

Annual leave entitlement
Careers

Why you should use up all your annual leave, and how much you’re actually entitled to

With less than three months of the year left, it’s time to start planning.

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Lauren Geall
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Lady Hale
People

Lady Hale is so much more than an “ex-barmaid”, and we’ve got the receipts to prove it

The judge and supreme court president has dedicated her career to breaking down barriers for women in law.

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Lauren Geall
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Domestic Abuse Bill UK 2019
Life

Here’s everything you need to know about the domestic abuse bill right now

After dropping the domestic abuse bill, Boris Johnson has now pledged to bring it back – but its future remains uncertain. Stylist investigates.

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Moya Crockett
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People

The cast of The View just slammed Felicity Huffman for her “white privilege”

“Struggling to be a mum doesn’t mean you break the law.”

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Christobel Hastings
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Amal Clooney
People

Amal Clooney has stepped up to defend a woman being silenced by her president

Amal Clooney’s latest human rights case will undoubtedly prove critical in the fight against fake news

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Meena Alexander
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Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon
Life

Reese Witherspoon proudly shares the Legally Blonde class of 2019

“What, like it’s hard?”

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Hollie Richardson
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Hannah-Rose Yee
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What will happen to Felicity Huffman now she has pleaded guilty in the college admissions case?

The actress could be facing jail time.

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Life

Upskirting law: this is what to do if you are a victim

The law against upskirting comes into force today - this is how you report it

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Lauren Geall
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lawyer
Long Reads

How has the legal industry changed for women in the last 100 years?

100 years ago, women weren't allowed to practise law in the UK. But is the legal industry still sexist? 3 female lawyers have their say

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Nikki Onafuye
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white wolf
Long Reads

“What working with wild wolves taught me about being a woman”

“In my experience, the world of wolves is a world of women...”

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Elli Radinger
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Visible Women

What is Savanna's Act, the US Law protecting indigenous women that's now in jeopardy?

The bill was expected to pass handily — so why is it in trouble now?

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Alicia Lutes
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Visible Women

How Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a feminist icon

Two films about ‘the notorious RBG’ are due to hit UK cinemas soon. Here, we pay tribute to one of the world’s biggest champions of gender equality

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Moya Crockett
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People

The problem with Brock Turner and the “outercourse” defence

What is outercourse and how is it used in the legal system?

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Hannah-Rose Yee
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The prosecutor from Netflix's The Staircase dead at 57

She was found in her home on Sunday.

Visible Women

England’s first female barrister was a tireless advocate for women’s rights

This week’s Forgotten Woman is Helena Normanton, the first woman to practise at the bar in England and a champion of gender equality.

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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