Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2019

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In December 1999, the UN General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, inviting governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to hold activities designed to raise public awareness on the issue. The Day also commemorates

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No Fault Divorce – Delayed by Parliament together with new Domestic Violence Bill

September 13, 2019

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has been dropped following Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament. As a result of parliament being prorogued any existing bills (including The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill along with a proposed law protecting domestic violence victims) have failed to be pulled over to the next session. Whilst the lost bills

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Domestic violence orders are on the rise – statistics released by the MoJ

January 16, 2018

Statistics released by the Ministry of Justice (December 2017) reveal that between July and September 2017, there has been an overall increase in the number of applications issued involving domestic violence as well as an increase in the number of orders made. Key points from the bulletin: In July to September 2017, 65,247 new cases

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Domestic Abuse & Children: Revised Practice Direction 12J

September 26, 2017

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has issued a revised Practice Direction 12J of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 to come into force on 2 October 2017. The Practice Direction applies to any family proceedings in the Family Court or the High Court and specifically applies to any application made for a Child

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Tackling domestic violence – The Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill

July 10, 2017

In this blog, associate Carla Ditz and director Helen Greenfield look at the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill and what it hopes to achieve. With an estimated 2 million people in England and Wales suffering from some form of domestic abuse every year, it is positive news that legislation designed to protect those individuals has

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What The Archers can teach us about grandparents’ rights

July 28, 2016

The Archers has been in the news recently for its storyline about domestic abuse. In this blog associate Elizabeth Fletcher discusses the legal position of grandparents hoping to maintain contact following a divorce or separation. When families go through a divorce or separation, the focus is usually on the children’s relationship with each of their

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