Family lawyers call for independent inquiry into treatment of domestic abuse in family courts

A group of family and human rights lawyers, working in-house in women’s organisations, in private practice and at the Bar, have written to Justice Ministers calling for an independent inquiry into treatment of domestic abuse in family courts. The letters, to David Gauke, the Justice Secretary, and Paul Maynard, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, explain that the twelve weeks allowed for the recently announced departmental inquiry is not sufficient to evaluate properly the reasons “why the system is currently placing children and victims at unacceptable risk”. 

Read the Family Law Week article here.