According to a fact sheet produced by the Government, the lord chancellor will end the cross-examination of domestic violence victims and instead seek the use of other methods, for example virtual hearings in order to allow victims to take part in proceedings without having to be face-to-face with their attackers.
Legal aid is still available to victims of domestic violence and the family team at Howells has over 93 years of combined experience, across our offices, in this field. . If you or someone that you know is suffering from domestic abuse, threatening behaviour or sexual abuse, we understand the difficulties that you are encountering and how to take urgent steps to protect you and your children. Once you are safe, we can help you move on and build a life free from fear. Professional legal advice can never undo the trauma of a violent, abusive relationship but it can put an end to it.