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Domestic Abuse Bill: A Multi-Agency Approach
9:00 am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
The Grand Station, Sun Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 0BF
Early Bird £70 (inc VAT) up to 30 August 2019 / £90 (inc VAT) from 1 September 2019. Lunch Provided.
Download the full program here. We are proud to announce a fantastic line up of speakers including:
- HHJ Dowding, Designated Family Judge in Wolverhampton;
- Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, Suzanne Llewellyn (as strategic lead for Domestic Abuse);
- The Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson;
- Charities – Women’s Aid Federation of England, The Haven and SafeLives;
- The Director of Public Health at City of Wolverhampton Council, John Denley;
The landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill was published by the Government on 21 January 2019, aimed at supporting victims and their families and pursuing offenders. The new legislation will:
- Introduce the first ever statutory government definition of domestic abuse to specifically include economic abuse and controlling and manipulative non-physical abuse;
- Establish a Domestic Abuse Commissioner to drive the response to domestic abuse issues;
- Introduce new Domestic Abuse Protection Notices and Domestic Abuse Protection Orders to protect victims;
- Prohibit the cross-examination of victims by their abusers in the Family Courts; and
- Provide automatic eligibility for special measures to support victims to give evidence in Criminal Courts.
This conference will explore the practical elements of the new legislation for Lawyers and domestic abuse practitioners alike as cases progress through the Courts. It will also seek to explore whether the new legislation goes far enough on public protection and public health concerns and if there are any additional measures that need to be considered.