The Court of Appeal Ruling on Domestic Abuse

The Standard reports on The Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Domestic Abuse yesterday.
Olive Craig, senior legal officer at Rights of Women, said: “The Court of Appeal’s judgment goes some way to highlighting the importance of family law professionals identifying and understanding coercive control, but we are saddened that the court does not appear to have listened to the resounding message from the (Ministry of Justice’s) harm report and the women we support, that culture change is needed.

She added: “The Court of Appeal could have used this rare opportunity to send a clear message about the importance of protecting women and children but instead prioritised concerns about workloads and court time over the safety of women and children. The cases the court heard are clear examples of the minimisation by family judges of male violence against women.”

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