The current landscape of domestic abuse

The start of lockdown saw a significant spike in domestic abuse across the country.

In this podcast with Jenny Beck, co-founder of Beck Fitzgerald, we discuss the landscape of domestic abuse in light of the increase in cases including:

  • the rights of victims
  • legal aid
  • disproportionate impacts on BAME communities
  • the role of employers supporting their employees
  • common misconceptions around domestic violence


Jenny BeckJenny Beck is the co-founder of Beck Fitzgerald. She is an award-winning family lawyer committed to accessible justice and the rights of the individual. She has particular expertise concerning the impact of domestic abuse on children and families and cases with allegations of parental alienation.

Recognising that family breakdown involves so much more than the law Jenny is committed to working personally with clients to understand and support their needs in order to help achieve results which are fair. She is current member and former chair of the Law Society’s Access to Justice Committee and member of the Law Society’s Family Law Committee.


Southall Black Sisters - A not-for-profit organisation helping women experiencing all forms of gender related violence.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline - 24-hour national domestic abuse support.

Helpline: 0808 200 0247

Refuge - For women and children affected by domestic violence.

Crisis line: 0870 599 5443

Victim Support - Independent charity offering support for victims of domestic abuse.

Helpline: 0845 303 0900

Government legal aid guidance - Guidance on receiving legal aid as a victim of domestic abuse.

LawCare - Mental health charity offering support for members of the legal profession.

Shelter - Housing advice and support.

Samaritans - Charity providing 24-hour confidential emotional support to anyone in crisis.

If you are in an emergency situation, please call 999. If you are unable to speak, key in 55 during your call.

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