“The Government recently amended, and announced a review of, the evidence requirements for victims of domestic abuse seeking legal aid in private family cases. The Ministry of Justice has now started work with the Law Society, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, Resolution and Rights of Women to gather more information about the existing arrangements and how they operate in practice.

We have developed a survey to gather the views of legal practitioners and domestic abuse support services on the arrangements, how they work on the ground, and how they might be improved. Your response will be vital in making sure changes to Government regulations are evidence-based and draw on the experiences of those directly supporting victims of domestic abuse and involved in the process of accessing legal aid. We urge you to take the time to complete this survey, which you can access here http://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/p1851404231.aspx. Please respond no later than Friday 1st July 2016."