Today, the High Court will decide whether it is to allow a legal challenge of the current thresholds for domestic violence victims seeking legal aid.

Rights Of Women wish to challenge the lawfulness of the current guidelines surrounding DV victims and their ability to access legal aid for family cases.

Under the most recent set of legal aid changes which took place in 2013, the threshold for acquiring legal aid has become impossibly high, with victims required to produce prescribed forms of evidence in order to gain access to such aid.

Sadly, many victims cannot produce that evidence and so remain at risk of harm, or death.

We’ll keep you up to date with how the hearing goes.

A big thank you to Debby for sharing this link on Twitter.

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