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Domestic Abuse Offenders Face Lie Detector Tests

Domestic abuse offenders in England and Wales could face compulsory lie detector tests when released from prison under proposed new legislation. Provisions in the Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 will enable the Secretary of State for Justice to impose mandatory polygraph examinations on high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse.  The legislation will require those who meet […]

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IS THE CPS POLICY ON DOMESTIC ABUSE TOO STRINGENT?

The CPS has issued Guidelines for Prosecutors in relation to domestic abuse cases. Essentially these cases, like other criminal cases, must pass a ‘threshold’ for ‘sufficiency of evidence’ and of course the important but frustratingly vague concept of  ‘public interest’. The recent tragedy of Caroline Flack, who committed suicide following the CPS decision to press […]

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NO-FAULT DIVORCE BACK ON THE AGENDA!

So now that the general election is out of the way, long-awaited divorce reform is back on the agenda! The Divorce, Separation and Dissolution Bill introduces so-called ‘no-fault divorce’ so as avoid what one Minister called ‘needless antagonism’. Currently divorcing couples have to prove either adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion or ‘permanent separation’( 5 years or 2 […]

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