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Author: Mark Groves

NCDV Shortlisted for Law Society Award
NCDV Shortlisted for Law Society Award

The National Centre for Domestic Violence has been nominated and shortlisted for a 2019 Law Society Award for its work with victims that cannot get legal aid and cannot afford a solicitor. The Law Society Excellence Award for Pro Bono Services is highly coveted and NCDV are shortlisted alongside some very large global law firms.…

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New Solicitors’ Panel
New Solicitors’ Panel

In December 2017 the NCDV solicitors’ panel was closed because of regulatory advice however in December 2018 the LAA and NCDV reached an agreement in relation to the arrangements for legal aid firms to be on a NCDV panel. The position of the LAA regarding this agreement can be found on their website at:  LAA position…

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NCDV has non-molestation order archive system ASSIST
NCDV has non-molestation order archive system ASSIST

Without the NCDV ASSIST database thousands of domestic violence victims could be at further risk of abuse because police are unaware of non-molestation orders (NMOs) against their attackers. According to a report by Crest Advisory consultancy and computer company CGI, which created the police database the onus is on survivors having to register their order,…

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