Proposed addition to Domestic Abuse law is not about physical damage, but mental

08 Jan 2018

BLM's Claire Thomas has authored today's legal update for The Scotsman which focuses on proposed changes to the law for domestic abuse cases.

Claire comments: "The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill passed its first hurdle in September. Stage two was completed at the beginning of December. Included in it is a new offence of psychologically abusive behaviour, to plug the gaps in current legislation. If it becomes law, actions not currently classed as criminal – such as depriving a partner of access to their bank account, or disturbing but not necessarily physically harmful psychological ‘mind games’ – could end up in a criminal court of law."

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