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Harsh evidence tests for domestic violence unlawful

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The Court of Appeal rules that harsh evidence tests for domestic violence victims are unlawful

The Law Society has welcomed the Court of Appeal ruling that government changes to legal aid for domestic violence victims are unlawful.

The potentially life-saving ruling comes a year after the High Court rejected a legal challenge from charity Rights of Women over the lawfulness of new rules that require victims of domestic violence to provide a prescribed form of evidence in order to apply for family law legal aid.

 

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