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Deborah Winterbourne; LLB; LLM; BSc; MA; MSc; qualified as a solicitor in 1991. Over the last thirty years she has worked in a variety of different capacities, both in private practice and for human rights charities. She has wide experience of training and teaching and is currently a regular legal trainer for Refuge, Hestia and Shelter.

Does your organisation need up-to-date training in DOMESTIC ABUSE AND THE LAW?

  • Do you need training on the new Domestic Abuse Act 2021?
  • Do you need a better understanding of family law, property rights, marriage, cohabitation, annulments and civil partnership?
  • Do you know the law and procedure on injunctions (non-molestation orders and occupation orders) under the Family Law Act 1996?
  • Do you know how to support a service-user to make an immigration application for indefinite leave to remain under the Domestic Violence Rule/DDV Concession?
  • Do you understand the EU Settlement Scheme and how to make a late application?
  • Do you know what emergency housing rights are available to victims of domestic violence from local authorities under the Housing Act 1996 and the Homelessness Act 2002?
  • Do you want to understand the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017?
  • Do you know about children and the law? Child Arrangements Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders, Fact Finding hearings and the role of Cafcass in the family courts especially in relation to domestic violence?
  • Do you know about criminal law, including FGM, Forced Marriage, Controlling or coercive behaviour,  assault, rape, sexual assault, disclosure of private sexual images and upskirting?
  • Do you understand when a survivor of domestic abuse may be entitled to legal aid?

If training on any of the above might be helpful, then why not book a training from a solicitor on the roll experienced in all of these areas?

Deborah runs one or half day intensive law courses on domestic violence. Previous delegates have commented:

‘Excellent training, informative, accessible for those without a legal background and the use of case studies really helps to put theory into practical situations. I would recommend this to all agencies working with victims of domestic violence’. (Janet Frost, Manager, Northern Sunflower Centre, Corby.)

If you prefer, you can tailor the course to fit your own specific requirements. Just ask for what you need!

Costs: £850 per day (plus travel/overnight accommodation if applicable) for in-house trainings. There is also an extra cost of £100 in total for providing a  full set of printed training materials of over sixty pages of legal information per delegate. Or if you prefer, we can send delegates this information electronically, and there is no charge for this.  If training is provided online, then this extra printing cost is not applicable as electronic copies will be provided. There is no VAT added to either format.

Why not telephone or email Deborah to book a training, or to discuss your requirements:

Call: 07952 593201

This training is tailored specifically for DV organisations, voluntary organisations, CAB, health sector, police, local authorities and counsellors by a legally qualified and experienced trainer. The training will not be in legal jargon, but in simple easy to understand language.