Posts Tagged: legal aid

John Oxley returns to BBC Radio 5 live to discuss changes to the treatment of domestic violence victims in the family courts

John on BBC radio 5 live, preparing to discuss the Prisons and Courts bill

After appearing on Radio 5 live last Wednesday in the wake of the Tini Owens divorce case, Vardags barrister and strategy associate John Oxley was welcomed back to the studio to discuss the decision to ban the cross-examination of victims by their alleged abusers. As ‘5 live Daily’ presenter Sam Walker states, the ban will… Read more »

Court of Appeal decision on domestic violence legal aid applications: farewell to the 24 month evidentiary time bar!

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Earlier this week, I wrote a piece on the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) on victims of domestic violence. Kathryn Mason Kathryn is a trainee solicitor at Vardags. A history graduate with a love of all things Tudor, she is also one of Vardags’ most prolific writers. She… Read more »