Domestic Violence Evidence Criteria for Family Law Legal Aid
Government plans to enshrine the right of both divorced fathers and mothers to see their children risk putting victims of domestic violence and their children in danger, according to a report.
Today, Thursday 28 January 2016 Rights of Women appeal against the decision in their judicial review will be heard in the Court of Appeal. The rights of Women case challenges the legal aid regulations which set out the strict list of evidence criteria which is preventing women from receiving vital legal advice and representation in family law proceedings which can protect themselves and their children from further violence. Continue reading →
On 1st April 2013, legal aid was removed for most family cases. New rules apply for legal aid in family cases such as (child contact and divorce) where domestic violence is an issue.
The Ministry Of Justice Has Introduced Interim Regulations.
The Ministry of Justice has introduced interim regulations following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in R (Rights of Women) v The Secretary of State for Justice and the Lord Chancellor  EWCA Civ 91.
The Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
Citation, commencement and interpretation
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. Continue reading →