In the U.K., Domestic Violence Orders Used to Gain Advantage in Family Courts

June 6, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization In 2012, Great Britain decided to prohibit access to legal aid in all cases except those involving domestic violence. And guess what happened. Claims of DV shot up (BBC, 6/3/18). Their numbers have increased 30% since then and are going up again this year. It seems that solicitors are accurately telling potential clients that they don’t qualify for legal aid unless they make a claim of…

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