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Allowing alleged abusers to cross examine their victims is a stain on the reputation of the family justice system

Date:14 JUL 2017
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Jonathan Herring

Exeter College, Oxford University

The article was originally published in New Law Journal, the leading weekly legal magazine.

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Imagine suffering years of abuse. You finally escape and become involved in a dispute with your abuser over the children. You are not provided legal representation and must represent yourself. Even worse, you must face cross examination at the hands of the very person who has sought to control you for the past years. It sounds like something more from a feminist dystopia but occurs in the English Family Courts today.

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