The Domestic Abuse Act

The Domestic Abuse Act

The Domestic Abuse Bill received royal ascent on the 29th May 2021 and will be implemented later this year.  The Act brings in important changes, many of which have been received positively by the sector and will lead to important developments enabling practitioners...
Society needs zero tolerance for abuse of women and girls

Society needs zero tolerance for abuse of women and girls

Society needs zero tolerance for abuse of women and girls both on the streets and at home. Without hardwiring a change of attitude into education and putting proper resource into effective policies for change there will be no real change. Jenny discusses the role of...
Beck Fitzgerald in the Court of Appeal

Beck Fitzgerald in the Court of Appeal

Beck Fitzgerald are proud to be representing two of the Appellants in the seminal case before the Court of Appeal, where the court are considering important issues concerning the treatment of domestic abuse in private law proceedings involving children including:...

Jenny Beck to become Honorary Queens Counsel (QC)

We are proud to announce that Jenny is to become an Honorary Queens Counsel (QC Honoris Causa) commencing March 2021. She has been awarded this honour to reflect her enormous contribution to the fight for access to justice over the past two decades. Her work has...
Two major breakthroughs for access to justice

Two major breakthroughs for access to justice

Clients from Beck Fitzgerald have put themselves forward to help us challenge two particularly unfair rules in the application of the legal aid ‘means test’. Trapped capital The brilliant Public Law Project took this matter to judicial review regarding the Legal Aid...