Articles: civil law
The Family Justice Court Diversity Committee has kindly supplied a glossary of terms that people may find useful when attending court.
The government’s response (published on 23rd July 2008) has unfortunately accepted only a few of the Committee’s recommendations...
Women's Aid respond to the Ministry of Justic consultation entitled: Children and Adoption Act 2006 – Court RulesAmendments to the Family Proceedings Rules 1991
A recently published inspection report from Ofsted on Cafcass South East region, has found that, although Cafcass offers a good to adequate service for children and young people involved in public law proceedings, its services in private law proceedings in the region are inadequate. View Women's Aid briefing on the report.
View the numbers of court orders filed e.g. restraining orders, non-molestation orders.
Women seeking information about domestic violence under civil law may find the questions and answers in this article relevant to their situation.
An article on the implications of the changes in the Domestic Crime and Victims Act legislation which came into being from 1st July 2007/
This breifing includes information on the new sections of the act which were implemented on 1st July 2007, as well as summarising the provisions contained within the Act as a whole. The briefing also assess the extent to which domestic violence legislation is likely to increase the safety of those experiencing domestic violence.
It is now a criminal offence to breach a non-molestation order without a reasonable excuse for doing so. Find out what happens if a non-molestaion order is breached.
How will the new sections of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 work? Find out about the advantages and disadvantages from Women's Aid point of view.