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written by The Justice of the Peace on the 05th June 2017 at 12:14

For quite some time, as J.P.s and criminal lawyers well know, in cases of domestic abuse, still awaiting classification as a dedicated offence, defendants are prevented from directly cross examining a complainant. In such matters a legally aided lawyer, if there is no representation, under s.38 will be tasked with that function.   With that in mind it seems odd that a High Court judge has declared his reaction insofar as he appears to be declaring his interpretation of the law in his own design.

Perhaps this can be explained by somebody with more knowledge than I.
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