Domestic Abuse

If you or your children are experiencing harassment or domestic abuse, you need to seek help urgently. The law recognises that domestic abuse is not only physical violence, but can also be emotional, controlling or coercive, and economic abuse. We can give you advice about making an application to court for protection. We understand these steps are often taken in very difficult circumstances, and our priority is to help and support you through the process. We are responsive in a crisis and can take immediate action to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

Family Law Injunctions

An injunction is an order of the court which prevents or prohibits an individual from doing a particular thing. There are two types of family law injunctions available, a non-molestation order and an occupation order. 

Non-Molestation Order

A non-molestation order prohibits the other person from using or threatening violence, being abusive, harassing or pestering you and, if applicable, your children. Such orders carry an immediate power of arrest should the other person breach the terms of the order in any way.

Occupation Order

An occupation order limits and defines the occupation of your home. It can prohibit, for example, the other person from coming into your bedroom or it can exclude the other person from the home and area that you live in altogether. An occupation order can still be made even if the other person is the legal owner of your home.

We have a team of compassionate and experienced advisors ready to help guide and work with you to secure your safety and that of any children involved.

"They are very clear headed, decisive and thoughtful about a situation, and they understand the psychology."

Chambers and Partners