One Day Training on Legal Remedies for Victims of Domestic Violence

This training covers the following legal areas:

  • Property rights in marriage and cohabitation;
  • Injunctions: non-molestation orders, occupation orders and their enforcement;
  • Criminal law & effect of new DV protection Notices; criminalisation of Forced marriage; Coercive or Controlling Behaviour; FGM
  • Homelessness & duties of local authorities to victims of DV;
  • Immigration: rights for people with no recourse to public funds; Rights of EU citizens
  • Changes to legal aid.

One Day Training on Homelessness and Domestic Violence

This course includes:

  • Housing Act 1996 and Homelessness Act 2002
  • Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities: July 2006
  • Five Different Stages of Homelessness
  • Enquiries to be Made by the Local Authority
  • Interim duty to accommodate
  • Local Authority Procedure and Interview Questions
  • Important case law such as Moran v Manchester City Council [2009] UKHL 36 and Yemshaw v London Borough of Hounslow [2011] UKSC 3; Nzolamesov Westminster City Council  [2015] UKSC 22 and Johnson v Solihull MBC, Hotak v Southwark LBC, Kanu v LB Southwark [2015] UKSC 30 13 May 2915
  • Homelessness and Immigration Status
  • Eligible categories;
  • EU cases;
  • Duties of Social Services;
  • Children Act 1989;
  • Care Act 2014
  • Domestic violence concession and women with no recourse to public funds
  • Priority Need, Intentional Homelessness and Local Connection; Localism Act 2011
  • Case Studies

Two Day Training in Domestic Violence, Family and Criminal Law

This two day course covers the following:

Day One

  • Outline of Civil and Criminal Options to Survivors of DV
  • Criminal, Civil and Family Justice System in relation to DV
  • Civil Law: Marriage and Divorce; Civil Partnership Act 2004; Same Sex (Marriage) Act 2013
  • Void and Voidable Marriages
  • Civil Law: Law on Cohabitation
  • Civil Law: Forced Marriage
  • Civil Law: Domestic Violence Concession
  • Criminal Law: Police procedures and Criminal Remedies for Survivors of DV; rape and sexual offences; FGM
  • Modern Slavery and Trafficking
  • Principal agencies and Sources of Information regarding providing legal protection to survivors
  • How to access legal support and advice according to the needs and circumstances of survivors:
  • The role of the survivor in progressing their legal options;
  • Case studies

Day Two

  • Injunctions: Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders
  • ‘Who can Apply for an Injunction?’ Exercises
  • Case study: Completing an Application for an Injunction;
  • How to access legal support and advice with regard to injunctions
  • Children and Domestic Violence: information and statistics
  • Legal Options relating to the protection of Children and DV
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Court proceedings
  • Child Arrangements Orders,
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Role of Cafcass
  • The Welfare Check-List Exercise; Findings of Fact hearings
  • How to access legal support with regard to children and Principal Agencies
  • Case Studies