Harsh evidence tests for domestic violence are unlawful, rules Court of Appeal – ROW

Rights of Women and the Law Society has welcomed the Court of Appeal ruling that government changes to legal aid for domestic violence victims are unlawful. The potentially life saving ruling comes a year after the High Court rejected a legal challenge from charity Rights of Women over the lawfulness of new rules that require … Continue reading “Harsh evidence tests for domestic violence are unlawful, rules Court of Appeal – ROW”

Independent Choices recognised nationally for high-quality service

Independent Choices has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark today, demonstrating that it provides a high quality of service to women and children experiencing domestic violence in Greater Manchester. The Women’s Aid Quality Standards are national standards which measure the quality of specialist domestic violence services on a number of factors. Independent Choices … Continue reading “Independent Choices recognised nationally for high-quality service”

Rights of Women – 40 per cent of women still unable to access family law legal aid

Rights of Women publish further research which shows that still, nearly 3 years after the introduction of the new rules on legal aid, nearly 40% of women affected by domestic violence are unable to access family law legal aid because they do not have the required evidence to prove it. On Thursday 28 January 2016 … Continue reading “Rights of Women – 40 per cent of women still unable to access family law legal aid”

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