The Revised Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 – Part 1

Recorded on: 04/06/2020

The revised Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 has been reintroduced in Parliament and has gained significant momentum over the last few months.

Not only are the proposals in this bill long overdue, but also, with the ‘stay at home’ regime, the need for better and tighter legislation is vital for victims of domestic abuse and their families.

  • How should you advise both victims and alleged perpetrators?
  • How does ‘stay at home’ affect the advice you provide?
  • How will the revised changes impact the advice you give to clients?
  • What will happen to non-molestation and occupation orders?

These, and many other questions, will be considered in this two-part webinar.


Current Law and Orders Available

  • What orders are already available, and how do they work?
  • Non-molestation or occupation orders – which one do I apply for in relation to exclusion?
  • What is the issue surrounding return dates?
  • How do the courts deal with the President’s Guidance in terms of without-notice orders and return dates in light of Covid-19?
  • Standard family orders and draftingDifficulties encountered by litigants when public funding is not available – consideration of JH v MF [2020] EWHC 86 (Fam)


  • What do I need to know when acting for the applicant?
  • Howe do I ensure the respondent gets a fair trial?
  • What do I need to know when acting for the applicant? Committal for breach of orders and undertakings – what do I need to know?
  • Fact finding in private children law cases – how does PD12J operate?
  • Working party recommendations on proposed changes to CAP and PD12J

Other Protections

  • How does the Protection from Harassment Act assist?
  • DVPOs – How do these work in a family law context?
  • What participation directions are available and how do they work?

Watch a two minute preview of the webinar


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