The Three Minute Brief – domestic violence and local authority powers

30 May 2019

Public Law and Judicial Review

In this week’s Three Minute Brief, Sam Fowles focuses on the powers that local authorities and housing providers have to protect women and men from domestic violence. In particular, he questions the new duty introduced by the Domestic Abuse Bill to provide social housing for the victims of domestic violence arguing that local authorities already have the power to do so.

In this video, he explains how they can use these powers and how local authorities can help domestic violence victims.