3 Aug 2015

Judge says change needed to make protection orders effective

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 3 August 2015

Fourteen women, six men and ten children are killed by a member of their family every year on average, and now the Government is considering making family violence a stand-alone offence. The concept of separate charge for family violence was first suggested three years ago by the then-chief Family Court judge, Peter Boshier, who is now also a Law Commissioner.