Legal costs halt thousands of domestic violence cases

Legal costs halt thousands of domestic violence cases
 

Domestic abuse victims in England have been unable to get emergency court orders stopping their abusers from harming them, a charity has said.
The National Centre for Domestic Violence said 6,000 victims were denied free legal representation last year.
Legal Aid applicants for non-molestation orders are means tested and often told to pay towards the cost.
The government said it was making it easier for domestic violence victims to prove they needed Legal Aid.
Family home The National Centre for Domestic Violence told BBC Radio 5 live Investigates that the problem arises when they appear to... read more

 
8 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 65
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