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Stats show honour based abuse numbers are on the increase

An Exeter based family law solicitor who specialises in honour based abuse cases has spoken out about the rise in cases over the past two years.

Director Imran Khodabocus from The Family Law Company crunched the numbers from figures obtained from police forces across the country.

The statistics are alarming, with the number of cases rising by 62 percent in two years; in 2020...

Imran Khodabocus, Director, The Family Law Company

South West family lawyer frustrated that honour based abuse still has no legal definition

The understanding of what constitutes honour based abuse remains legally undefined after the government rejected calls to establish a legal definition.

The rejection comes after the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) made a series of recommendations in July, stating that such abuse remains a hidden crime and one which victims are hesitant to report without greater assurance that they...