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The Ministry of Justice says it will announce more details ‘shortly’ on domestic abuse courts after being given £5m by the Treasury to pilot them.

The Treasury said the money, allocated in the budget, will fund a trial of specialist courts in England and Wales allowing criminal and family matters to be considered together.

The MoJ said: ‘Integrated domestic abuse courts have real potential to reduce the trauma of court and improve outcomes for victims. We will announce more detailed proposals on the pilot shortly.’

The news was greeted with caution by solicitors.

Read the full article here: Law Gazette

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