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Domestic abuse pilot to spare victims multiple court hearings

Domestic abuse victims needing protection will be spared the ordeal of multiple court hearings under a pilot starting this spring, a minister has revealed.

Justice minister Laura Farris, who is also a minister at the Home Office, said the pilot will hopefully ‘form a new landscape’ for dealing with domestic abuse and the new domestic abuse protection orders, announced a year ago, will become a ‘really important access to justice tool’ for victims.

Whether it be an occupancy or non-molestation order that is needed, victims ‘can go to the magistrates’ court or family court and get all the stuff they might normally want to get in a domestic abuse case in one order at one hearing, rather than having to go to multiple hearings’, Farris said. Read the full article below.

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