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Clare’s Law – new guidance published

Our family law solicitors in Cardiff look at the new guidance published for The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme; more commonly known as ‘Clare’s Law’. What is Clare’s Law? Clare’s Law, or the Domestic Violence Disclosure scheme was introduced in 2014 following the devastating murder of Clare Wood in 2009 by her ex-boyfriend. Clare was strangled and set on fire at her home in Salford, Greater Manchester by George Appleton, who had a previous record of domestic violence against women. The scheme enables police to disclose information to a victim or potential victim of domestic violence about their partner or ex-partner’s