Domestic abuse can take many forms but has been defined as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also a by a family member or carer. It is very common and both men and women can be victims of domestic abuse or perpetrators.

If you are frightened of your current or former partner, then you have a right to be protected under the law.

We can provide expert, urgent and effective advice where you have suffered, or are suffering from domestic abuse.

This may include making an application for an injunction to prevent your partner or ex-partner from using or threatening violence against you or your child, or intimidating, harassing or pestering you in order to ensure the health, safety and well-being of yourself and your children.

Where appropriate, an order may be required to exclude the person who has been violent from the family home.

We recognise the importance of acting quickly in these cases. We will never put you under pressure and we will provide clear advice and explain your options so that you can decide the best course of action for you.

Our family law team can also advise and represent you if you have been accused of domestic abuse.