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The Law Society has called on the government to provide more help and support to domestic abuse victims, following reports of a surge in incidents during lockdown. 

Guidance on emergency injunctions during the crisis presumes victims can find a safe space away from their abuser, fill in an application, provide a valid witness statement and attend a telephone hearing, Chancery Lane pointed out today.

’Social distancing has made it even more difficult for victims to get time away from their abuser to ask for help – leaving many trapped in an increasingly volatile situation,’ president Simon Davis said.

Read the full article here: Law Gazette

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