Clare's law was introduced in England and Wales in 2014. It allows a party to a relationship or family members or friends to ask the police to investigate if they have concerns about their own partner or that of a relative or friend who maybe in danger from their partner. It however is not a quick process and in the event of imminent fears of domestic abuse the most effective course of action may be a Non Molestation Order which can be obtained from the Court quickly and on occasions in the first instance without notice to the abuser. At Gardner Leader LLP we have a team of qualified experts in family law able to provide swift and professional guidance.
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A scheme to let people find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has begun in Northern Ireland. It means the public has a "right to ask" the PSNI to investigate if they are potentially at risk. A similar initiative, known as Clare's Law, was introduced in England and Wales in 2014 and Scotland in 2016. It was named after Clare Wood, a mother who was murdered by her violent ex-boyfriend in 2009.