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Domestic abusers barred from cross-examining victims in family and civil courts

21st July 2022


It follows concerns that perpetrators were using the process as a means of extending their abuse, and victims were being retraumatised by their experiences in court.

The change is part of the government’s landmark Domestic Abuse Act (2021). It places a legal bar on parties cross-examining each other where there is evidence of abuse.

Read the full article here: GOV.UK

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