Thousands of domestic abuse survivors denied help after legal aid cuts, study finds

Exclusive: Research calculates proportion of domestic abuse cases funded by legal aid has fallen from 75% to 47% in 10 years

Tens of thousands of domestic abuse survivors have been “forced to continue living under the shadow of their abusers” in the decade since access to legal aid was scaled back, research suggests.

About 34,000 people are estimated to have been denied support allowing them to seek orders to help remove attackers out of the family home or prevent them from returning at will.

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