When I planned to do this show, I didn’t know Domestic Violence was going to be ‘topical’! My objective wasn’t to look at individual cases, but raise awareness of how badly affected women are by new laws and policies the government plans to introduce. I am horrified to say the least! I was fortunate to have my guests who were fantastic and very knowledgeable about the issues. Listen in and I know you will understand what I mean when I say this is a deadly secret we often don’t want to talk about – Theme show – issues with domestic violence
More about my guests
Mavis Mclean CBE, is a trustee of Maypole Women. Mavis is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention in the University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow of St Hilda’s College. She set up the Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy with John Eekelaar in 2001. She is currently observing the work of family judges in the lower courts; and has acted as an academic adviser to the Ministry of Justice for many years. She is a Fellow of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Onate, Spain, and a past president of the ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Law. You can find out more about Maypole Women here – www.maypole.org.uk
Kate Smith is a family specialist with Hart Brown solicitors and is based in their Wimbledon Village office. The family department, lead by Sharon Powell, is made up of a team of family experts, located across their offices in Wimbledon Village, Godalming, Guildford, Cobham, Cranleigh and Woking. The family team specialise in all aspects of family law and provide advice in a calm and understanding manner. Kate is currently running a reduced rate initial consultation at £150 + VAT at the Wimbledon Village office, which includes the consultation itself and a full note of the attendance and all advice provided. To discuss matters further, please contact Kate on 020 8971 0477 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funmi Johnson was a Criminal prosecutor, working on domestic violence for many years before founding born2bebeautiful in 2011 because she wanted to empower women to rebuild their lives, through coaching. Bringing together her 17 years of experience, she helps women who are or have been in an abusive relationship to rebuild their lives and become more confident in their responses to survivors of domestic violence. You can find out more about Born2bebeautiful here – www.born2bebeautiful.com