A senior family court judge says victims of abuse should never again be questioned by abusers at trials.
Mr Justice Hayden, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court in London, said in a recent case he had found it “necessary” to allow a woman to be cross-examined by an estranged husband who she said had abused her.
The judge said the process was “inherently and profoundly unfair” and a stain on the reputation of the family justice system.
He said he would not allow it again. [Read Full Article]