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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 1 Oct 2021

Special measures in family court hearings

Special measures are provisions available under the direction of the court to aid vulnerable parties to give evidence or participate in court…
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CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo | Spain | 29 Sep 2021

Court nullifies dismissal of domestic violence victim

In a recent judgment, the dismissal of an employee was declared null because it had been motivated by a restraining order placed on an aggressor who was the director of the employee's company and the employee's former domestic partner. The court stated that if the employee had no longer been able to fulfil her role due to the restraining order imposed upon her aggressor, the dismissal would......
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Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia | Australia | 27 Sep 2021

Serious domestic violence assault charges including 2 counts of wound with intent and actual bodily harm withdrawn early after extensive negotiations, avoiding jail for client

Our 26-year-old client of Tongan background from Auburn was charged with two counts of wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 19 Jul 2021

14th July - National Day of Remembrance for Honour Killings & New Domestic Abuse Act

14th July is the National Day of Remembrance for victims of so-called honour-based abuse. This date was chosen because it marks the Birthday of…
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Kingsley Napley | European Union, United Kingdom | 15 Jul 2021

Missed the EU Settlement Scheme deadline? FAQs on what to do next

The deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (“EUSS”) was 30 June 2021. But for those who missed it - all is not lost. The Home Office will…
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Stewarts | United Kingdom | 12 Jul 2021

The long overdue Domestic Abuse Act 2021

The home is a space in which we should feel safe, and yet it is a setting in which abuse is inflicted upon so many, with at least 40% of private law…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 19 May 2021

Domestic Abuse Act 2021: An Overview

The long anticipated Domestic Abuse Act received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021. After numerous delays to the parliamentary timetable including the…
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Sydney Criminal Lawyers | Australia | 29 Apr 2021

Family Court Judges to be Trained About the Malicious Use of False Accusations

New training for Family Court and Federal Circuit Court judges will include information about victims of domestic and family violence whose stories…
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Sydney Criminal Lawyers | Australia | 19 Apr 2021

NSW Police Stations to Get Specialist Domestic Violence Workers

Specialists in domestic violence offences will be onsite at a handful of New South Wales Police Stations under a new trial, recommended by the…
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Sydney Criminal Lawyers | Australia | 7 Apr 2021

Domestic Violence Workers Plead for Adequate Funding

Frontline and support workers are pleading for government to provide sufficient funding for domestic violence services, after reporting the ‘worst…
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