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Government Review of Cuts to Civil Legal Aid at Last

The news of the long-awaited review of the Civil Legal Aid cuts has finally arrived! Legislation in 2012 (the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO)) made swinging cuts to legal aid, taking ‘out of scope’ all family law public funding apart from domestic violence, abduction, ‘care proceedings’ and where the applicant […]

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REMEMBER THE DEPENDANTS! – A COMMENT ON THE DEVASTATION CAUSED BY ‘IRMA’

A Spokesperson for relief efforts for the tiny British Overseas Territory of Anguilla (population 13,500) brought a wry touch of sarcasm in relation to the speed of the ‘Motherland’s’  provision of aid, in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. This had been cleverly characterised by the Spokesperson as ‘relatively quick’ but slower […]

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THE BELIEVABILITY HURDLE AND MALE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The ‘received wisdom’ is that victims of domestic violence tend, overwhelmingly, to be women and that perpetrators are men. Almost all of the major research shows that in cases involving the police, more than 90% of victims were mainly female, and more than 90% of perpetrators were mainly men. Also, many more repeat instances involved […]

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