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FOCUS OF THE DAY: A legal challenge over domestic violence evidence criteria has foundered at the High Court. A judicial review, R (oao Rights of Women) v Lord Chancellor [2015] EWHC 35 (Admin), was brought by the Public Law Project on behalf of Rights of Women (ROW) against April 2013 regulations setting out the evidence that domestic violence victims must show in order to prove eligibility for legal aid. Victims can be asked, for example, to produce a letter from a health professional detailing injuries consistent with domestic violence, an assessment of risk by a social worker, a letter of admission to a refuge or evidence of a court order. . Full story - New Law Journal

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