Domestic Violence

The hidden faces of domestic violence

If you hear the words ‘domestic violence’, which images come to mind? Most likely you will find yourself picturing a cowering wife and an angry…

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Court of Appeal rejects decision in domestic violence case

The Court of Appeal has reinstated findings in a domestic violence case which had been set aside in the lower courts over concerns that an…

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New power for judges to intervene in domestic abuse trials

Judges presiding over domestic abuse trials are to be given new powers to intervene in the conduct of a trial to prevent alleged victims being…

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Indian domestic violence receiving fewer male callers

There was a 40 per cent drop in the number of Indian men calling domestic violence helplines in April following the introduction of lockdown measures,…

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Government seeks feedback on domestic violence legislation

The government has called on survivors of domestic violence and abuse to discuss their experiences within the family court system. The Ministry of Justice is…

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New domestic abuse bill introduced by the government

A new Domestic Abuse Bill received its first reading in the House of Commons last week. The introduction followed detailed scrutiny of the initial draft…

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Female victims of domestic violence more at risk of mental illness

Women who have been abused or attacked by their partners are 300 per cent more likely to struggle with their mental health later in life…

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Lack of Public Awareness of Domestic Abuse: Gove Promises Reform

Lucinda Connell, the North East’s leading specialist divorce and children lawyer of Major Family Law, solicitors comments the government can review the restrictions placed on…

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Better access to justice for victims of domestic abuse

Rebecca Tarn, leading female lawyer with Major Family Law, the North East’s Divorce and Children’s specialists comments the Government restrictions imposed on victims of domestic…

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Domestic Abuse: Breaking the Silence

Anna Hunter, Director of Major Family Law, Newcastle and North East’s leading divorce and children’s specialists, comments in the Accent Magazine: WHAT IS IT? What…

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Domestic Violence (1) v England (0)

Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist, Joanne Major comments researchers from Lancaster University report that domestic abuse increases during England World Cup football matches…

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