The government’s funding pledge to domestic abuse organisations in today’s Spring Budget, together with its proposed fee cuts to the criminal courts appointee scheme, have been described as a ‘bizarre dichotomy’ by the vice-chair of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association.

On International Women’s Day, the prime minister Theresa May announced, via MumsNet, that £20m would be made available to organisations tackling domestic violence and abuse in what is a ‘key priority’ for the government and of ‘persona...

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