Family courts not safe for domestic violence victims, lawyers say

  The Guardian 
Letter signed by 130 legal professionals raises concerns over judges’ ‘outdated views’ The family courts are not a safe place for victims of domestic violence because some judges there hold “outdated views” on sexual violence and issues of consent, according to a letter signed by 130 lawyers and professionals. The public intervention comes in response to a widely criticised judgment last year by Judge Robin Tolson QC in the family court, in which he ruled that since a woman had not taken physical steps to stop her partner from assaulting her it did not constitute rape. Continue reading...
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