British Barristers have warned that Hundreds of UK men face false allegations of domestic violence and child abuse because of legal aid reforms according to an article in today’s London Evening Standard
Under cuts announced by Justice Secretary Ken Clarke, aid for divorce cases will be withdrawn with the exception of those involving accusations of violence and abuse.
Peter Lodder, chairman of the Bar Council, said the changes created “a perverse incentive” for unjustified claims.
“We already get far too many unjustified allegations of this sort and our fear is that there is going to be an enormous increase of this sort of allegation,” he said.
Read the article on UK dads facing facing allegations of domestic violence and child abuse here.