The Domestic Violence Bill 2017 updates and consolidates the existing law in relation to domestic violence by integrating the changes to the Domestic Violence Act 1996 resulting from subsequent legislation.  These include the changes made in the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2002, the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011, the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 and the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015.

 

Domestic Violence Bill 2017 (as initiated)

 

Domestic Violence Bill 2017 Explanatory and Financial Memorandum