No-one should live in fear of abuse
Domestic abuse can take a variety of forms including physical, emotional, sexual and verbal abuse.
If you are the victim of domestic abuse, our specialist lawyers will offer you support, empathy and understanding. We are available for appointments out of the office and on the telephone.
This is a complex and fast-moving area of law. If you have any concerns then please contact our team 24 hours a day.
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Support and guidance with every stage
We can apply for a Non-Molestation Order. This prevents your former partner or relative from using or threatening violence, harassing you and coming near your property. Breach of a Non-Molestation Order is an arrestable offence and the police can be contacted. This can lead to conviction and the other party could receive a prison sentence.
Additionally, we can also apply for what is known as an Occupation Order which will regulate who can and cannot visit or enter a particular home or area around it.
In order to make an application for a Non-Molestation Order you need to complete an application form and prepare a statement. These documents are then sent to the court who then list the matter for a hearing.
If there is a risk of harm to yourself or a child, or if any delay would be prejudicial, the court can make an order without notice. This means that the other party will not attend this hearing. However, the court may order that a further hearing will take place, and the other party can attend.
If you are in danger or at risk of immediate harm, call 999 and seek assistance from the Police.
Meet our team
“I enjoy trying to help people in difficult circumstances. I'm an accredited member of Resolution which are a body of family lawyers who try and deal with disputes in an amicable manner. I have specialised accreditations in matrimonial finances and domestic abuse”.