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More protections for victims of domestic abuse

More protections for victims of domestic abuse legal documents

The Domestic Abuse Bill has now received Royal Assent – four years after it was included in the Queen’s speech – and was signed into law on 29 April 2021. The new Bill has been widely welcomed, as it creates a new, wide-ranging legal definition of domestic abuse that goes beyond just physical violence. According […]

Domestic abuse – Family lawyers asking for independent inquiry

Domestic abuse – Family lawyers asking for independent inquiry domestic abuse law image

  Lawyers who work with domestic abuse cases have written to Justice Ministers to call for  an independent inquiry into the way domestic abuse is handled in the family courts. More than 30 leading experts have signed the letter, which urges an upgrade to the departmental review which was announced in May. Letter sent to […]

Draft Domestic Abuse Bill Published

Draft Domestic Abuse Bill Published domestic-abuse

The Government has published the Domestic Abuse Bill, said to be the most comprehensive package ever created to tackle the issues around domestic abuse. The Bill was published on 21 January, following the consultation conducted between March and May 2018. As a result, new laws will be created that set out a government definition of […]

Domestic Abuse – New Measures to Protect Victims

Domestic Abuse – New Measures to Protect Victims domestic-abuse

New measures have been proposed to prevent domestic abuse and protect victims. A consultation has been launched by Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Justice Secretary David Gauke, asking for views on what should be included in a brand new Domestic Abuse Bill, which is currently in draft. Although the government recognises […]