'Insufficient lawyers' to cross-examine parties in domestic abuse cases
25th July 2022
The Law Society has welcomed a ban on domestic abuse complainants being cross-examined by the alleged perpetrator in family and civil proceedings – but is worried that not enough lawyers will be available to step in.
Measures under the Domestic Abuse Act preventing parties being cross-examined by their alleged abuser came into force yesterday - which is already banned in criminal trials. Cross-examination will be be conducted by a court-appointed lawyer.
Read the full article here: Law Gazette
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