Guest Starring: Jack Duffy, Queen Square Chambers
Host: Mili Sandifer-Smith, Ince
Topics: Capacity; Non-Molestation Orders; Domestic Violence Protection Notices; Domestic Violence Protection Orders
Welcome to our first episode of Family Matters. In this first episode of our series, we explore what working in the legal profession has been like during the Covid-19 pandemic. This series is suitable for those with little to no knowledge of family law, as well as those who have made a career within this niche area of English & Welsh law.
We touch on the pros and cons of remote hearings and issues of capacity within legal proceedings, with which Jack has first-hand experience in his role as a Barrister. Our main area of discussion is the concept of a Non-Molestation Order; who can have them, what do they mean, and the effect of this on legal proceedings. This leads us to the recently introduced concept of Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Domestic Violence Protection Orders; and how these work in practice.
UK Government - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help
Citizens Advice - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/gender-violence/domestic-violence-and-abuse-getting-help/
Non-Molestation Orders - https://www.ncdv.org.uk/non-molestation-order/