The Revised Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 – Part 2

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.


Substance of the Changes

  • Nuts and bolts of the revised Domestic Abuse Bill
  • New statutory definition of domestic abuse – how will this change matters?
  • What support will be available for children and other specific categories of applicant?
  • Claire’s Law and proposed changes
  • Domestic abuse protection notices and orders – how will this fit alongside the existing protections available?
  • Proposed changes to public funding
  • Controlling or coercive behaviour
  • Changes to perpetrator interventions

Matters Relating to Evidence

  • Consultation responses
  • Special measures – what will change?
  • What is the impact of significant cases such as PS v BP [2018] EWHC 1987 (Fam)?
  • Conditional cautions – how will these work?
  • Cross-examination – how will this change?
  • How will mandatory polygraph examinations on alleged perpetrators work?
  • Tenancies and local authorities
  • What should I be doing now?

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