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Injunction Orders

When domestic abuse occurs, you need a team that move quickly to protect you. We act swiftly and decisively to obtain injunctions and personal protection orders for you and your children. We will vigorously represent your best interests in court to ensure that you are protected.  In an emergency, we can often apply for a protection order on the same day, with a quick return date to court.

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Non-molestation orders

A non-molestation order gives protection to family members, including children or people in a domestic relationship, against the use of violence or other forms of molestation by a person with whom they are associated

We can advise you when it is suitable to apply for a non-molestation order, what steps to take before and during the process to keep you safe, and we will represent you at all stages of the application with the aim of obtaining an order as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible.

Sometimes, the threat alone of a court application can deter another party’s bad behaviour and we can assist with preparing letters or emails warning that proceedings will follow if there is not a change in behaviour. Alternatively, we can invite undertakings – promises to the court which carry significant consequences if breached – as an alternative to contested court disputes.

Occupation orders

An occupation order is an order primarily determining a right to occupy a property, which is usually the family home. The court may declare, confer or regulate occupation rights in the family home between family members or those involved in a domestic relationship.

Occupation orders can give someone the right to live in the home, and can also exclude parties from living in the home. This might be particularly important where domestic violence is alleged, and it is not suitable for a couple to continue living together but they have not agreed what should happen to the home that they share – e.g., whether it should be sold or one party buys the other out.

Our experience

If you need to go to court, we have experienced lawyers who will often do their own advocacy – this means that you won’t always need to instruct a separate barrister to do the court work as we can do both. Where there is domestic violence, we are regularly instructed to apply for emergency orders, such as a non-molestation order or an occupation order under the Family Law Act 1996.

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Hear what our clients say about us

I’d like to thank you for all your help and support given to me over the last few years. I cannot thank you enough for your true professionalism. I have felt that at every interaction we had that you really understood the impacts to me and my family personally.

You navigated me through a really challenging time at a pace that was right for me. It was hugely important that I had a settled family life, and that everyone was alright in the end and indeed we are!


Mrs F Financial settlement within divorce proceedings.

I just wanted to say a really big thank you for seeing me through the whole lengthy and tricky divorce process.

You were always there to answer my questions and listen to my ranting!

To have your consistency and steadiness was a huge support and I couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you for what you do!

Client Divorce proceedings

Following the conclusion of the matter, Lucy’s client said: “The service from Lucy was superb and I will definitely utilise your company in the future. Thank you for all your patience and understanding, it was a pleasure to work with you.”

Lucy said: “Whilst no one enters into a relationship thinking it could break down, making sure your financial interests are adequately protected is essential.”

Client Protecting financial interests

“From the outset, I found Lucy to be extremely efficient, reassuring, and had every faith in her.

I was kept informed fully and correspondence was always easy, with clear communication and swift responses.”

“Efficient, reassuring” guidance from Solicitor leads to testimonial following successful divorce settlement

One of the most significant family teams in the South West and fast becoming the leading financial remedy solicitors in the region. Very accessible and client focused – real strength in depth.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

HCR should be considered as the go-to firm for family law issues in Hereford and Worcester. HCR’s reputation for quality is well known and well justified.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

The firm has a strong presence in Birmingham and in Worcester as well as their other locations across the UK.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

I recommend this firm to family and friends as I know that they will be supported and well-advised through difficult times. The firm stands out as a class above other firms.


Legal 500 2024 – Family

HCR Hewitsons is a multidisciplinary firm with very strong local foundations, as well as an important presence in London. Not every firm can offer the same breadth and reach that they can.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

HCR have a growing presence in Cambridge and have gone from a standing start of no permanent family lawyers to build a growing team.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

The firm is well known for providing sound family law advice and representation at the highest levels. A good quality firm.


Legal 500 2024 – Family

The members of the practice are hardworking, conscientious and accessible to clients and professional colleagues. They work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for their clients whilst also ensuring they deliver sound advice and ensure that clients remain grounded and have a good understanding of how their case will progress.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

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