- The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 at a glance
- What are the key changes that will be made by the Act?
- What measures does the Act include to protect and support victims from facing direct cross-examination from their abusers in the family courts?
- What will practitioners need to be mindful of when advising in this area?
- When are the changes likely to come into effect?
Family analysis: The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021 and makes wide-ranging changes to the law, including as to the definition of abuse, the cross-examination of victims of abuse and orders that may be made by the court. Claire Molyneux, consultant at Mills & Reeve, outlines the key provisions and highlights areas for practitioners to be aware of.
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