Domestic violence victims still waiting for legal aid reform, says Labour

Shadow minister accuses government of dragging its feet on promise to make it easier for victims to access legal aid

Thousands of victims of domestic violence are still being denied access to justice eight months after the government promised to make it easier for them to obtain legal aid, Labour has said.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said in February that it would scrap a requirement for victims of domestic violence to produce evidence that they have been abused within the last five years.

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