The pledge to overhaul domestic abuse laws was almost two years ago and the public consultation closed eight months ago. Today, 21 January, we are finally seeing the content of a draft bill that is being hailed as a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity* to combat the impact of abuse by campaigners.
Sushma Kotecha, Managing Partner at the Stowe Family Law office in Nottingham shares her response:
“This is long overdue legislation that needs urgent implementation to protect victims of domestic abuse both direct and indirect.
Often vulnerable children are caught up in the crossfire between their parents and their suffering is overlooked.
The physical, emotional and psychological impact of domestic abuse upon victims is profound and can have a devastating long-term impact on them.
Those assisting victims of domestic abuse, like us at Stowe Family Law and most importantly, the victims will welcome the proposed changes by the draft bill, which once implemented will protect and support the rights of victims and abolish the opportunity for perpetrators to extend their abuse.”
Here at Stowe Family Law, our domestic abuse solicitors can advise you of your legal options. Injunction proceedings can be issued swiftly, depending on the circumstances of your case, to provide you with the protection of the court. In cases where the victim of abuse is financially dependent on the abusing party, we can advise people of the law and their rights.