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A Practical Guide to Practice Direction 12J and Domestic Abuse in Private Law Children Proceedings will be the go-to practitioner’s guide on the treatment of domestic abuse in private law children proceedings in England and Wales. Readers will be guided through recent High Court and Court of Appeal decisions, the application of Practice Direction 12J and the ground-breaking new Domestic Abuse Bill.
Domestic abuse features in many, if not most, of family practitioners’ private children law caseload. With the flurry of recent case law and increasing media attention on the treatment of domestic abuse in the family courts, it is imperative that practitioners are always live to these issues and know how to respond to them.
This book will be essential reading for all practitioners when advising lay and professional clients on the application of Practice Direction 12J and the relevance of any allegations of domestic abuse on outcomes within private law children proceedings.