Domestic abuseProtecting yourself and your family
Domestic abuse includes not only physical violence but also sexual, emotional, psychological, financial and economic abuse, and coercive and controlling behaviour. It includes bullying, intimidation and harassment. Nobody should live in fear of abuse. The law is there to protect people suffering or at risk of suffering abuse.
Experiencing domestic abuse affects your entire family and is emotionally harmful for your children. We know that breaking free from an abusive relationship can be extremely difficult.
Our team of specialist lawyers and advisers are here to help you find the right solution to make you and your family safe. This might involve an urgent application to court for a non-molestation order or an order asking the abuser to leave the home in which you’re living. It might include a warning letter or a series of negotiations. Our expert team will listen to you, discuss your needs and advise you on the options open to you and their likely consequences.
If you or your family are at immediate risk of harm, you should contact the police straight away. We have a specially trained team who are ready to help secure you and your family the immediate protection you need. We understand your needs both legally and emotionally, and will work together with other agencies to give you the practical and emotional help that you need.
Legal aid funding is available for applications for protection orders, where you are on a low income, in receipt of benefits or are financially dependent on a partner.
Our emergency steps team can secure a protective injunction for your family within 24 hours and can advise you on the longer term options for ensuring your safety.
Please contact us now on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7101 3090.
If you, or somebody you know, has been physically threatened or emotionally blackmailed into a marriage which they do not want or they have been unable to come back to the UK because they have been forced into marriage abroad, our team of experts can help. The law has changed and the legal age of marriage is 18 in England and Wales.
This is a complex area of law and seeing a specialist is extremely important. We represent victims of forced marriage and honour based violence. We have good links to all the support agencies working in this area to provide you with ongoing help and support from both a legal, practical and emotional perspective.