Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is clearly unacceptable but unfortunately can be found in relationships in all walks of life . Abuse can encompass, but is not limited to, psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.

We appreciate that not all victims of domestic abuse will feel comfortable accessing publically funded services. Our Family Law team will be able to assist you in looking at your options and explore what steps you may wish to take.

We can help you find a solution to dealing with problems to enable you to move forward in your life. We are passionate and committed to helping our clients. It may be that a court order is not the right option for you so we have links with other organisations, for example counsellors, who may be able to help you.

If you are concerned about domestic violence you can put the police on notice so that they can treat your call as a priority. Obviously if you are in immediate danger then the police need to be called.

If you are concerned about another family member and their partner, there is now a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) that would enable them to ask the police to check whether a new or existing partner has a violent past. If records show that an individual may be at risk from a partner, the police will consider disclosing the information. The disclosure can be made if it is legal, proportionate and necessary to do so.

If you would like to discuss this matter further and in confidence, please call a member of our Family Law team.