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Domestic Abuse Reforms

Today Theresa May has launched a consultation on the Government’s new domestic abuse Bill. This much anticipated draft Bill will provide for the first time a statutory definition of domestic abuse that includes economic abuse, alongside other forms of non-physical … Read more

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Has the Family Court presumption of contact at all costs put children’s lives at risk?

Women’s Aid state that twenty children have been killed by a parent who was also a known perpetrator of domestic abuse.  The vast majority of these cases had been to court and Orders were made stating that the children were … Read more

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Research shows that children in the UK’s most deprived areas are more likely to go into care

A project carried out by academics at, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Coventry and Queen’s University Belfast and funded by the Nuffield foundation has found that children in the UK’s poorest areas are 10 times more likely to taken into care … Read more

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Pre-Nuptial for Pippa Middleton and James Matthews?

Whilst many are considering whether Pippa’s dress will be as equally figure hugging as that worn to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, others, and certainly the close advisors to Mr Matthew’s, will be considering whether the couple will … Read more

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