The press have today reported upon new government proposals which would give people the power to find out from the police if a new partner has a history of domestic violence. It follows a campaign by the father of a woman killed by her ex-boyfriend.
The Home Office are launching a consultation which asks whether the protection of victims of domestic violence can be improved by the establishment of a national domestic violence disclosure scheme and how it would work in practice. More details can be found on the home office website and the closing date for responses is 13th January 2012.
Of course victims of domestic violence are men and women alike and protection from the court can be obtained in certain circumstances. Pannone LLP can provide sensitive and constructive advice on such issues and we can be contacted on 0800 840 4929 or by clicking http://www.pannone.com/contact You can also read more at http://www.pannone.com/services/family-personal-and-financial/family/injunctions.