Legal Remedies for Survivors: Divorce; Cohabitation; Annulments; Forced Marriage; FGM; Criminal Law

 

 

This course includes:

• Marriage, Civil Partnership and property rights;
• Divorce procedure
• Cohabitation and property rights
• Annulments: Void and Voidable Marriages
• Legal Aid for survivors of abuse
• Forced Marriage; civil and criminal law
• FGM; civil and criminal law
• DV and Criminal law: Assaults, Harassment & Stalking; Coercive and Controlling Behaviour, Rape and Sexual Offences; Domestic Violence Protection Orders;
• Upcoming new Domestic Abuse Act 2020

 

Legal Remedies for Survivors: Domestic Abuse, Housing and Homelessness

 

This course includes:

• Part Six and Part Seven Housing Act 1996
• Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
• Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities 2018
• Location and Suitability of Accommodation
• Making a homeless Application; Five Tests of Homelessness
• Prevention and Relief Duties under the HRA 2017
• Immigration status and housing
• Women and men with no recourse to public funds
• EU cases; and EU Settlement Scheme
• Domestic Violence Concession for spouse visa cases
• Duties of Social Services: Children Act 1989 and Care Act 2014
• Priority Need and meaning of ‘vulnerability’
• Intentional Homelessness and Local Connection
• Homeless 16 and 17 year olds
• Case Studies

 

 

Legal Remedies for Survivors: Injunctions; Trafficking; Children Law

 

This course includes:

• Injunctions: Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders; how to apply and procedure; harassment injunctions;
• Case study: Completing an Application for an Injunction;
• Trafficking and Modern Slavery Act 2015;
• Children and Families Act 2014:
• Parental Responsibility
• Court proceedings
• Child Arrangements Orders; Prohibited Steps Orders; Specific Issue Orders
• Role of Cafcass
• The Welfare Check-List Exercise; Findings of Fact hearings
• Case Studies