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Domestic and other violence and homelessness

The Court of Appeal has been looking at the circumstances when an applicant for homelessness assistance can argue that it is not reasonable to continue to occupy their home because of threatened or actual violence from a third party. In ...

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Forced marriage now a criminal act

A forced marriage takes place when one or both spouses do not consent and do not want to get married but are coerced into it by others, usually by their family, people they look up to, or their community. Someone ...

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Changes to legal aid for domestic abuse victims unlawful say Rights Of Women

The Law Society is supporting a challenge brought by the Public Law Project on behalf of Rights of Women, over the lawfulness of Government changes to legal aid which are preventing victims of domestic abuse from getting legal aid for ...

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Drug and alcohol misusing families

London’s Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) has a new approach to family cases where drug abuse is a central issue. The scheme aims to assist drug and alcohol misusing families navigate the family justice system. Miles & Partners’ David ...

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Tower Hamlets domestic violence ‘One Stop Shop’

Miles and Partners LLP are pleased to be taking part in the launch of a new initiative to combat domestic violence – Tower Hamlets Domestic Violence One Stop Shop. From Monday 28th November residents of Tower Hamlets affected by domestic ...

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Mental abuse to count as domestic violence

In answer to a question from David Jockelson of Miles and Partners LLP at today’s Legal Aid Practitioner’s Group annual conference Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly confirmed that the MOJ intends to allow Judges discretion to count mental abuse as domestic ...

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The Sojourner Project

The Sojourner Project – Protecting women with no recourse to public funds. Eaves Housing was formed in 1977 as Homeless Action. Its aim was to target the hidden homeless – single women without dependent(s) who are least likely to have ...

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Forced marriage – issues and remedies

Forced Marriage has been an issue in our society for generations but it is only in recent years that it has captured the attention of the wider public and our legislators resulting in the introduction of the Forced Marriage (Civil ...

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Domestic violence – how to spot it

It is a common misconception that domestic violence is categorised by punching, kicking or using physical violence. In truth this is never the sole abuse that many victims suffer and only usually occurs later in an abusive relationship. There are ...

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