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Domestic Abuse: Practice and Precedents

ISBN13: 9781853288388
Published: June 2010
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback & CD-ROM
Price: £57.00

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This up to date and authoritative law and practice guide outlines the various options, civil and criminal, available through the courts.

Practical and with over 60 useful precedents appended, the book provides:-

  • a brief explanation of domestic abuse and its impact
  • the steps that victims of domestic violence can take to pursue civil action in County Courts, Family Proceedings ( Magistrates’) Courts, or the High Court, including taking instructions, legal aid, witnesses, court procedures along with forced marriage, housing issues, enforcement, residence and contact
  • an explanation of the sanctions available through the criminal courts, including the new Specialist Domestic Violence Courts.

Each chapter includes useful precedents which are appended on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Criminal Law, Family Law
1. Frequency and risk of domestic abuse
2. Public funding
3. Taking initial instructions
4. Evidence and statements
5. Vulnerable parties and witnesses
6. Non-molestation and occupation orders under Part IV, Family Law Act 1996
7. Forced marriage protection orders under Part IVA, Family Law Act 1996
8. Protection from Harassment Act 1997
9. Injunction to restrain a tort
10. Housing Act 1996
11. Enforcement in the Civil Court following breach
12. The implications of domestic abuse in residence and contact applications
13. Domestic abuse in criminal proceedings.