Paul Brown: Abolition of the 'same roof rule' – what you need to know

Paul Brown of the Legal Services Agency comments on the operation of the revised criminal injuries regime.

Published 13 March 2019

Success in the Supreme Court for victims of historical family violence and abuse

The UK government has recently announced that the “same roof” rule in terms of criminal injuries compensation is to be abolished. This rule precludes compensation for victims of violence at the hands of members of the same family with whom they were living before October 1979.

Published 1 February 2019