Many people are asking for advice in relation to a new type of order that is being applied for in the Magistrates Court. They are called Domestic Violence Prevention Orders and came into force in late 2014. There is concern that the orders are being imposed upon individuals without them having been convicted or even charged with criminal offences.

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The House of Commons rung in the New Year on the 5th January with the second reading of the Serious Crime Bill, a seriously serious Bill with the aim of ensuring that law enforcement agencies have effective legal powers to bring to justice serious and organised crime.

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