June 11, 2020

Domestic Abuse

Company News by Paul Dodds Law

“Police received a call for help about domestic abuse every 30 seconds during the first seven weeks of lockdown, research found. The calls included cases of kidnapping, poisoning, arson and […]

April 14, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown puts domestic abuse victims at risk

Company News by Paul Dodds Law

Domestic abuse victims are particularly vulnerable during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and need more protection than ever, warned the Law Society of England and Wales earlier this month. “Refuge has […]

March 23, 2020

Integrated criminal and domestic abuse courts to be trialled

Company News by Paul Dodds Law

Special domestic abuse courts where criminal offences are heard alongside family law cases will be set up under a £5 million trial, with more details to be shortly announced by […]

March 20, 2020

Civil and Family courts to go virtual amid Coronavirus crisis – Lord Chief Justice

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Lord Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice has announced that remote working is to become the norm in the civil and family courts in his latest update on the Coronavirus outbreak. […]

March 16, 2020

Highways England worker awarded £74,000 for sexual harassment

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A tribunal has awarded a Highways England trainee £74,000 for sexual harassment after her boss sent her semi-naked selfies along with over 2,000 text messages after taking her mobile phone […]

March 13, 2020

Court of Appeal to livestream family cases for the first time

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The government and senior members of the judiciary are to ‘bring the public gallery into the 21st century’ as part of new plans to livestream family court cases following a […]

March 11, 2020

NSPCC reports increase in referrals of children living with domestic abuse

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Child protection charity NSPCC has reported a 25% rise in calls relating to children witnessing domestic abuse. The charity has said that its helpline referred 6,642 concerns about domestic abuse […]

March 9, 2020

DWP ‘shocked’ by its own record on disability discrimination

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A BBC Panorama investigation has found that the Department for Work and Pensions has lost more employment tribunal cases for disability discrimination in Britain than any other employer since 2016. […]

March 4, 2020

Domestic Abuse Bill back on parliamentary agenda

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The latest version of the Domestic Abuse Bill is due to be reintroduced to Parliament, and could see abusers take lie detector tests on release from prison if they are […]

March 3, 2020

Funding announced for Family Drug and Alcohol Courts in the North East

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Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC) could soon be introduced in conjunction with Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside councils to work with parents who are at risk of having their […]