MoJ to soften domestic violence legal aid limitations

The Ministry of Justice has announced that legal aid restrictions will be eased for victims of domestic violence to provide greater support to those taking abusive former partners to court. The five-year time limit on abuse evidence will be scrapped and the range of documents accepted as evidence will be widened. Justice Minister Dominic Raab said: “These changes make sure that vulnerable women and children get legal support, so their voice is properly heard in court.”

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Posted 05/12/2017