Domestic abuse can occur in many different situations and everyone’s personal circumstances are unique. Recent developments in the law have extended the types of behaviour which are recognised as abusive and if appropriate, the family courts can make injunctive orders to protect victims of abuse and their children.
Our lawyers are skilled at providing support and advice about practical steps which can improve difficult situations as well as, where required, representing you at Court. We can obtain Orders preventing violence or harassment and, if necessary, excluding a partner from the home. We are particularly aware of the harmful effects on children of witnessing domestic abuse. There are occasions when this type of application to the Court needs to be made as an emergency and we would encourage you to contact us to discuss your own situation as soon as it is possible and safe for you to do so.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse in any form, please contact us in confidence to discuss the options available and the actions which we can take for you. We can also put you in touch with a range of other agencies who can offer practical help and support. If you are concerned about the immediate safety or yourself or your family, please contact the police first.
To discuss your case or arrange an appointment, please contact us using the form on this page or telephone one of our Family Law team directly.