Research and analysis

Alleged perpetrators of abuse as litigants in person in private family law

Research on the cross-examination of vulnerable and intimidated witnesses.

Documents

Alleged perpetrators of abuse as litigants in person in private family law

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email web.comments@justice.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

This research study explores how the family judiciary manage cases with the cross-examination of vulnerable or intimidated witnesses by alleged perpetrators of abuse, and establishes what, if any, further provisions could be considered to support them in doing so.

The report presents the findings from an in-depth qualitative study based on 21 interviews with family judges and a workshop with representatives from external organisations.

Published 23 February 2017