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Divorce is already a challenging process, but when domestic violence is involved, the stakes become even higher. At Grayfords, we understand the complexities and sensitivities of these situations, and we are here to provide compassionate support and expert legal guidance every step of the way. Domestic violence can have profound effects on the divorce process,…

England’s first Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, has been calling for drastic change in governmental policy surrounding the protection and management of domestic abuse victims in the UK. A vote took place within the House of Lords in mid-October to decide on whether key changes were to be made to Priti Patel’s Policing Bill which…

The model Kelly Brook has admitted on television to acts of domestic violence against her ex-partners. Kelly felt the wrath of the Twittersphere yesterday after her appearance on ITV’s daytime magazine show This Morning. The glamourous model-cum-actress gave a light-hearted interview in which she confessed to having hit two previous partners, actor Jason Statham and…

The government is considering introducing a new law on domestic violence which would make nonviolent abuse illegal. The government launched a consultation last month in response to a damning report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published in March. The report critisised the police response to domestic violence, saying that in many areas help and…

Police, charities and football clubs are working together to raise awareness of the link between the World Cup and domestic violence. Unfortunately, when England play in the World Cup instances of domestic violence rise. Women’s Aid, a charity dedicated to assisting women who are victims of domestic violence, received 30 per cent more calls from…

Court fees for non-molestation and occupation orders are to be scrapped under new plans to assist victims of domestic violence. The changes have been made under the Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2014/811, which states that the £75 fee for domestic violence injunctions will be abolished on 22nd April this year. More than 20,000 applications…

A scheme has been introduced that allows women to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence. The new scheme will allow police to disclose information to women who request to know if their partner has committed acts of violence in the past. It is hoped that access to this information will…

A recent survey shows that 41% of women have had a partner or ex-partner track or check-up on them through their online activities. The report, by Women’s Aid, also found that over a third of the women studied (37%) also felt threatened by this behaviour. Facebook and email were the platforms most often used in…