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The government has published a draft Domestic Abuse Bill which aims to better support victims of domestic abuse and transform the government’s response to people in this position. The bill will for the first time create a legal definition of domestic abuse, specifically recognising that it goes beyond physical violence and includes victims who are…

Every year more than a million people are victims of domestic abuse in the United Kingdom. There are many different organisations and charities within the United Kingdom who provide support to victims, however the BBC’s investigative Programme Panorama have recently examined the programmes that are available to perpetrators of domestic abuse and considered whether a…

In October 2017, a 54-page document was drafted by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions…

New Zealand MP, Jan Logie, initially proposed a new bill that introduced paid employment leave for victims of domestic violence in December 2016…

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has submitted a report to the UN outlining the action needed to improve protection against violence for women…

On the 31 May, the Government published a consultation in preparation for the new Domestic Abuse Bill, which was proposed…

Since the abolition of Legal Aid for the majority of family cases in 2013, many individuals are making applications to court without legal representation…

Domestic abuse may not always be in a physical form. A victim may not recognise that coercive behaviour has taken place as any specific incident…

The President of the Family Division has issued a circular dealing with domestic abuse and containing a new Practice Direction (PD) 12J…



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