"Domestic Violence: Law and Practice" is a comprehensive practitioner's guide to dealing with cases involving personal protection, harassment and domestic violence. This new edition has been thoroughly revised. It takes account of recent caselaw and provides analysis of all the important developments including: changes effected by the domestic violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 in respect of the method of enforcing non-molestation orders. Breach of a non-molestation order has become a criminal arrestable offence with the result that the court will no longer be able to attach a power of arrest to such an order. It includes: guidance given by the Court of Appeal in respect of sentencing for breach of a non-molestation order; extension of the definition of 'associated persons' to include same-sex couples; revision of the applicable forms of order (formally FL 404). The extensive text is supplemented by appendices containing key forms, precedents and legislation. "Domestic Violence: Law and Practice" is an inexpensive, straightforward guide written by an established authority on the subject for solicitors, barristers, citizen advice bureaux and women's rights groups.
Table of Contents
Introduction - How to use this book Non-Molestation Orders under the FLA 1996 Occupation Orders The Protection from harassment Act 1997 Procedures for Personal Protection Orders Transfer of Tenancies Enforcement