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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

31/10/2019

Improvements to the Domestic Abuse Bill

Gordon Nardell QC and Hogan Lovells International LLP are working pro bono with the domestic violence charity Hestia and national campaign UK Says No More to propose improvements to the Domestic Abuse Bill currently before the UK Parliament. The Bill modernises the definition of “domestic abuse” to include economic, psychological and emotional coercion and establishes a Domestic Abuse Commissioner. Hestia has welcomed the Bill, but is urging parliamentarians to add provisions which would:

  • Protect access to NHS services and school places for children affected by domestic abuse.
  • Ensure people who have suffered abuse are properly supported in the workplace.
  • Extend the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession in UK immigration law to people whose relationships break down as a result of abuse.
  • Improve healthcare practices where a person affected by abuse presents for treatment.

The Bill has cross-party support. It received a Second Reading without a vote in the last session of Parliament and was carried over to the current session. Together with Hogan Lovells’ London pro bono team, Gordon is preparing amendments for consideration at the Bill’s Committee stage.

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Gordon Nardell QC
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