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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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ON-LINE LEGAL ADVICE IS OFTEN WAY OUT OF LINE!

New research has found that vulnerable people who resort to online advice are often being mis-informed. The advice they receive sometimes reflects anecdotal information, or worse, personal bias, or anti-social prejudices. Some pearls of wisdom included ‘ignore the advice of your solicitor’ and ‘don’t comply with court orders’! So-called ‘advisers’ often suggested that courts were […]

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