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Cover Bromley's Family Law

5. Protection from Domestic Abuse  

N V Lowe, G Douglas, E Hitchings, and R Taylor

This chapter begins with discussion of the definition and scale of domestic abuse; government strategy; and gender-based abuse as a breach of human rights. It then turns to the protection afforded by the criminal law, before considering a range of civil law remedies. Towards the end of the chapter, attention is given to law reform proposals in the Domestic Abuse Bill 2020.

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Cover Family Law Concentrate

4. Domestic abuse  

Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. This chapter focuses on domestic abuse and its causes, along with a number of relevant civil law and criminal law remedies. It explains non-molestation orders under the Family Law Act 1996 before turning to a discussion of breach of an order as a contempt of court. It also considers occupation orders, which regulate the occupation of property, along with various categories of applicant who can seek them. Finally, the chapter examines protection available to parties who are not associated persons under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.