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:...
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...
The Domestic Abuse Act

Improving access to justice for survivors of domestic violence

Today, ‘Claire’ a single parent and domestic abuse survivor, has overturned the rules that prevented her from accessing legal aid. It is already widely acknowledged that today’s ruling will improve access to justice for more survivors of domestic violence who are in...
The current landscape of domestic abuse podcast

The current landscape of domestic abuse podcast

The start of lockdown saw a significant spike in domestic abuse across the country. Jenny recently featured in a podcast for the Law Society discussing the landscape of domestic abuse in light of the increase in cases including: the rights of victims legal aid...