Ken Clarke climbs down on legal aid for domestic violence – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2012 in bills, criminal justice, domestic violence, legal aid, news by sally

“Victims of domestic violence will be given greater access to legal aid to fund civil cases against abusive partners, Kenneth Clarke announced on Tuesday as the government made a U-turn on some of its controversial reforms. The justice secretary described the amendments to the legal aid, sentencing and punishment of offenders bill as ‘fairly formidable’.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2012