Evidence: More than meets the eye

Stuart Barlow highlights considerations in cases involving the prohibition of cross-examination by litigants in person While the appointment of a qualified legal representative will reduce some of the trauma of direct questioning by the perpetrator, the perpetrator could still frame the questions and it may be difficult for a lawyer in that role to determine …
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Rea & ors v Rea WTLR(w) 2022-06

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Domestic abuse: No time to delay

Katie Ghose and Natalie Friday provide a campaigner’s and a practitioner’s perspective on the failure to protect victims of domestic abuse from cross-examination by an alleged perpetrator ‘There is a clear link between survivors’ experience of domestic abuse, including coercive control and post-separation abuse, and risks to children’s wellbeing and safety.’ The campaigner The family …
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