Posts Tagged: Practice Direction 12J

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 »

Preventing the presumption of child contact for violent parents: Cobb J amends Practice Direction 12J

Mother and son crossing street on the crosswalk

Mr Justice Cobb has called for revisions to Practice Direction 12J as part of a wider effort to make the family justice system safer for victims of domestic violence and their children. In his review, he addresses concerns raised by Women’s Aid and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Domestic Violence and proposes amendments… Read more »