Landmark Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent On the 29th of April, the Domestic Abuse Bill passed both Houses of Parliament and has been signed into law. This landmark legislation means that, for the first time in history, there will be a wide-ranging legislative definition of domestic abuse which incorporates a range of abuses beyond physical violence, including emotional, coercive, or controlling behaviour, and economic abuse.The bill provides much awaited protection to victims of domestic abuse, strengthening measures to tackle perpetrators and giving victims better access to special measures in the courtroom to help prevent intimidation – such as protective screens and giving evidence via video link.Various significant amendments have been added since it was first intr...
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