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Women’s rights organisations call on Peers to resist dangerous and unfettered powers contained in Covert Human Intelligence Bill 24 November 2020

Harsh evidence tests for domestic violence are unlawful, rules Court of Appeal 18 February 2016

Harsh evidence tests leave 40 per cent of domestic violence victims at risk 25 January 2016

Court deals blow to rights of domestic violence survivors to access justice 22 January 2015

High Court to decide whether victims of domestic violence should have access to legal aid 12 December 2014

High Court to hear Rights of Women’s legal challenge to restore access to legal aid for victims of domestic violence 18 September 2014


Domestic abuse victims forced to face abusers in court due to legal aid cuts, Owen Bowcott, The Guardian, 28 January 2016

Domestic abuse case legal aid rule changes under appeal, Mail Online, 28 January 2016

Domestic violence victims’ access to legal aid ‘unlawfully restricted’ Amelia Hill, The Guardian, 12 December 2014

Domestic abuse: Legal aid cuts ‘leave women and children at risk’ – video Louise Tickle, The Guardian, 11 December 2014

How Chris Grayling is killing off judicial review – and why it matters Caroline Criado-Perez, New Statesman, 9 December 2014

How the UK’s legal system is failing victims of domestic violence  Louise Tickle, The Guardian, 29 November 2014

Living in limbo: the impact of the domestic violence gateway Mandip Ghai, Legal Voice, 07 November 2014

Legal aid cuts: ‘The forgotten pillar of the welfare state’ – a special report Emma Howard, The Guardian, 25 September 2014

Domestic Violence Update – the latest developments practitioners need to know about Mandip Ghai, Family Law Week, 11 September 2014

‘Women will die’ as legal aid becomes more difficult for victims of domestic abuse to get Mary O’Hara, The Guardian, 10 September 2014

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