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Article on the impact of legal aid reforms 1 week 6 days ago #97258

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I'm not a lawyer or barrister and my responses are based on my own opinions or experiences of the family court.

I may not be legally trained... but I have plenty of experience and common sense!

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Article on the impact of legal aid reforms 1 week 6 days ago #97279

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Exceptions are available only when the applicant can supply hard evidence of domestic abuse


Hard evidence? looks like they have a loose definition of that.

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Article on the impact of legal aid reforms 1 week 6 days ago #97282

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... it's a pity that supplying hard evidence of abuse, doesn't seem to have filtered down... although I do suspect that some of the agencies involved, some women's refuges and solicitors, know how to play the system to full effect.

That said, it's a really difficult call, as domestic abuse is very real and how do you challenge someone that may have been subjected to it? There are no easy answers.

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Article on the impact of legal aid reforms 1 week 11 hours ago #97379

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I agree, and it would be tragic if genuine cases were turned away. However, one possible solution might be to prosecute anyone who makes such a claim and it's found to be a lie - if there are consequences for lying, it might filter out the fraudulent cases. Along with this, it would need additional support for the genuine cases.

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