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change to legal aid,being withdrawn april!!!!

(30 Posts)
yummymommy1 Wed 20-Feb-13 16:49:07

anyone else panicking about this?
isnt this going to cause chaos?
i will need this for contact arrangments soon cut off date is 31 march - beware!

Collaborate Wed 27-Feb-13 17:04:28

Extends to the wider issues.

ChocHobNob Wed 27-Feb-13 17:26:15

"Do you think that once this becomes widely known, the abusers will be quick to claim they are the one who has been abused?"

The other side of the coin is, once this becomes widely known, will there be an increase in false accusations of domestic violence just to claim legal aid?

ChocHobNob Wed 27-Feb-13 17:27:03

With regards to the above, I don't mean false accusations just by the abusers, but by both Mothers and Fathers.

BerylStreep Wed 27-Feb-13 17:34:11

Yes, I suppose there could be the possibility of false allegations, but it may well encourage more victims to follow through their complaints to police, rather than withdrawing them.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Wed 27-Feb-13 20:15:37

The risk of false allegations was something that was mentioned as the Bill went through Parliament. The list of evidence was drawn up (Ministers said) to avoid creating incentives for false allegations.

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