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Aimee Grose

Posted 24 April 2017
by Aimee Aspinall

New Rules for Protection of Domestic Violence Victims Delayed



The government has dropped the Prisons and Courts Bill in the run-up to the General Election on 8th June due to lack of time. MPs on the Bill Committee this week voted to scrap the Bill which intended to bring about online courts and introduce safeguards to protect victims of domestic violence from being cross-examined by their alleged perpetrators in family courts.

The President of the Law Society has urged the new government elected in June to prioritise re-introducing the proposed safeguards.

Tozers are a leading firm in providing family legal services to victims of domestic abuse. We aim to provide support for anyone who has suffered domestic abuse at the hands of controlling, coercive and/or abusive partners.

Sarah Miller based at the Newton Abbot office is a specialist in this field and runs DART the Domestic Abuse Response team.

If you or someone you know has suffered abuse in a domestic environment please contact us to discuss the matter in strict confidence.

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About the author

Aimee Grose

Aimee Aspinall

Associate of CILEx

Associate of CILEx in the Exeter family team