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, and will vigorously represent your best interests in court to ensure prosecution is obtained wherever possible. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and treat your case in the strictest confidence.
Our specialist family lawyers have substantial experience in working with victims of domestic abuse and liaise closely with a variety of agencies, including local refuges, GPs, the police, children’s services, counsellors and mental health teams.
In an emergency situation, we can often obtain a protection order in the same day. For example, one client in a longstanding and abusive relationship had taken a great deal of time to get help, but needed to protect her children. We received an injunction on the same day, as well as a quick return date for court, allowing our client to break free and begin an independent life with her children.
If you’re in an abusive relationship and are seeking help, don’t be afraid – we’re always available to help and will do everything we can to protect you. Cases are often referred to us via a range of organisations, and speaking to them about your situation can help you to decide what action is necessary. If cost is a concern, we will discuss a range of different funding options with you.
If an injunction is obtained, you will usually need to go to court. However, we’ll escort you there and represent your best interests. A protection order can generally last for around a year, but if the abuse is serious and has been sustained, it may be much longer.