Last year we ran a series of articles on the dramatic increase in applications for non-molestation orders since legal aid cuts were introduced in 2013.
The Daily Mail has picked up on the troubling data coming from Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service.
The headline runs “Huge rise in divorce claims alleging violence after legal aid was axed except in cases involving abuse.“ Continue reading Daily Mail: Huge Rise in DV Claims after Legal Aid Cuts
In 2013 the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishments of Offenders Act (LAPSO), came into force. One area of law affected was private family work, with legal aid being cut with the exception of cases where domestic violence was alleged. There were concerns that this might prompt a rise in false allegations as a means to secure free legal representation. So has there been a stark increase in applications for non-molestation orders?
Last week, we received a copy of data from a Freedom of Information Act request to the Ministry of Justice on Civil Legal Aid and Applications for Non-Molestation Orders and have finally had a chance to ‘crunch’ the numbers.
There’s something odd about the Midlands Continue reading Non-Molestation Orders and Legal Aid – Time for Investigation