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domestic violence | Cambridge Family Law Practice

Wear a White Ribbon

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Hello there – Adam Moghadas here. I had a look at the Cambridge News last night and read that there’s been a significant year-on-year increase in reports of domestic abuse in Cambridge. So this week, just after International Women’s Day and with Mothers’ Day on the horizon, I thought we should use the blog to take a look at the work of the White Ribbon Campaign. This is a charity working to prevent and inform about violence against women by engaging men and boys in the conversation. It’s a charity particularly close to our hearts at CFLP for two reasons:…

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Domestic abuse and coercive control

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The Crown Prosecution Service has just released details of the first known conviction under new laws relating to domestic abuse that were brought in at the end of last year.   This seems to be a good time for a recap on what the law says about control, abuse and violence in close personal relationships. The new cross-government definition of domestic violence and abuse is : “any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The…

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Gateways and Gatekeepers

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Here at CFLP we are all members of Resolution, the family lawyers’ organisation committed to improving the way family law is practiced in England and Wales. Resolution also runs campaigns and lobbies Parliament on issues which affect families or family law. We wanted to bring your attention to one of their current campaigns about legal aid and domestic violence after the coming-into-force of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act in April 2013. As many of you will know, the Government is eradicating legal aid for most private family law cases with effect from next month. It will…

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