The Archers’ domestic violence plot reveals real harm of LASPO cuts

Thursday 29 September 2016

In an article published via Legal Voice, Garden Court’s Rebekah Wilson and Lottie Mayers of Miles & Partners explore the impact of LASPO on the ability of domestic violence survivors to access justice.

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The article reflects on the storyline that has had Archers’ fans gripped for months: the domestic abuse plot which culminates in Helen going on trial for attacking her abuser, her husband Rob. Rebekah and Lottie illustrate the stark situation faced by many domestic violence survivors who encounter profound difficulties in gathering evidence, financing their cases and, subsequently, accessing proper legal representation. The full article is available here on the Legal Voice website.

Rebekah Wilson is a member of the Family Team at Garden Court Chambers. She has developed particular expertise in cases involving gender-based violence and cases impacting on the rights of the child.

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