Hannah Gomersall wrote a recent commentary on the Domestic Abuse Bill for Family Law Week, titled “The Domestic Abuse Bill: a long-awaited overhaul or flawed legislation with an implementation problem?”
Her article examines why the bill is needed, its key provisions, and current domestic abuse protection notices and orders. She looks at the DAPO regime and comments on how court unity, the court’s ability to process high volumes of applications, and Article 6 ECHR all play into its effectiveness. She also examines the bill at a political level and how it might be implemented in practice.
Read Hannah’s article here.