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01/04/13
Since 1st April 2013, the availability for Legal Aid has been reduced in family proceedings.  Legal Aid may not be available unless  there is an element of “domestic violence or abuse” or child protection matters which can be substantiated with evidence within the last two years.  

Domestic violence and abuse includes any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (whether psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between individuals who are associated with each other, including acts of neglect, maltreatment, exploitation or acts of omission.

The types of evidence which are accepted include a criminal conviction, police caution, police bail, ongoing criminal proceedings, protective injunction, an undertaking, letter from Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference, finding of fact by a Court, letter from Social Services, letter from a GP, nurse, midwife, practitioner, psychologist or health visitor, letter from a domestic violence refuge or refusal of entry to refuge, referral to a domestic violence specialist support service by a doctor, nurse, midwife, practitioner psychologist, or health visitor, a Domestic Violence Protection Notice or Domestic Violence Protection Order granted, a Bind over .