Press Release: The Law Society backs legal challenge by Rights of Women to restore access to legal aid for victims of domestic violence

Press Release: The Law Society backs legal challenge by Rights of Women to restore access to legal aid for victims of domestic violence

The Law Society is supporting a challenge brought by the Public Law Project on behalf of Rights of Women, over the lawfulness of Government changes to legal aid which are preventing victims of domestic abuse from getting legal aid for family cases, even when it is clear there has been violence, or there is an ongoing risk of violence. Rights of Women argue that this is not what parliament intended.

Author: Rights of Women

Publication date: June 10 2014