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They have already 'paid a price'

Vulnerable domestic abuse victims will be helped by the scrapping of fees for domestic violence injunctions.  The £75 fee for domestic violence injunctions will cease from 22 April 2014, as part of an overhaul of the fees charged in civil & family courts in England & Wales.

The changes will also mean taxpayers will no longer have to cover so much of the bill for operating the courts.  At present around £100m of running costs have to be found from general taxes each year.  Under the plans, the fees for civil courts (not criminal courts) will be adjusted to address the shortfall.

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