Legal aid cuts and domestic violence
Under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment Bill, legal aid will no longer be available for family or immigration law cases. IKWRO is very worried about how this will affect women who have experienced domestic violence, especially women with insecure immigration status.
Under what’s called the ‘domestic violence rule’ women who come to the UK on a spousal visa but then face domestic violence can leave their marriage and apply for permission to stay in the UK […]
Last week we wrote about cuts to ESOL classes. This week the government announced that it would be getting rid of the Female Genital Mutilation Coordinator. As of tomorrow – 1 April – the […]