The Government has recognised that domestic violence can extend beyond acts of physical violence and include emotional or other psychological abuse, harassment or controlling behaviour. As practitioners, we are skilled to advise you on the remedies that are available to you, guiding you through them cost efficiently. We are also experienced in pursuing formal applications, particularly where there is an on-going risk of harm and use careful judgement to advise on circumstances when the Court’s emergency powers can be invoked.
We work closely with other organisations including the Police and service agents, so that we can secure the best outcomes and – when required – on an urgent basis.
If you have experienced domestic violence or are at risk of harm, then contact us for urgent advice as soon as possible. We recognise the harmful impact that domestic violence – in whatever form – has on its victims. We will prioritise meeting with you urgently and at any of our offices so that we are able to advise you and if instructed, to secure the necessary protective measures as soon as possible.
We can also offer advice and support if you have been accused of domestic violence and proceedings have been issued against you. Where appropriate, we will work in unison with our criminal department, to ensure that you receive the best representation whether proceedings continue in the Family or Criminal Court and where appropriate, to advise on the impact of those allegations and the resolution of them on arrangements with your children.