We have produced a guidance note to explain how family courts deal with cases where there are allegations of domestic abuse.

You can view or download the guidance note here. This is v2 (December 2018) which is very slightly modified since v1 in November 2018.

IMPORTANT UPDATE MAY 2021 : We will be revising this guidance note in light of some changes in the law and guidance. For those interested in finding out more, take a look at our posts with #domestic-abuse. The headline is that there is likely to be reduced use of Scott Schedules and an increased emphasis on patterns of controlling, coercive and abusive behaviour rather than incidents.