Domestic abuse in Family Law proceedings

Domestic abuse in Family Law proceedings
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  • Released 6th Mar 2023
  • Mani Singh Basi
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This video will help develop an understanding of practical considerations practitioners must have in mind when the issue of domestic abuse is raised in proceedings, in relation to both the statutory law, family procedure rules and case law.

This topic is essential for practitioners due to the fact there are increasing several cases dealing with domestic abuse in private law proceedings being published.

Learning Objectives:

This presentation will consider:

  • The key provisions in PD12J;
  • The importance of safeguarding in family proceedings at the outset of proceedings;
  • The issue of fact-finding hearings and in particular, when can the court consider the issue and what should practitioners identify at the beginning
  • Practical tips for practitioners when representing applicants and respondents.



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Mani Singh Basi

Barrister • 4PB

Mani is a specialist family law barrister with a particular interest in disputes relating to children. In particular, he regularly appears in international cases in the High Court and represents individuals in private law children disputes. He has been involved in a number of published cases and recently was awarded the LexisNexis Family Law Commentator of the Year award.

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