We are acutely aware that domestic violence can be a feature in various family cases, and in various forms including physical, financial, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse.
Whether you are suffering or at risk of domestic abuse and need the protection of the court or accused of perpetrating domestic abuse, our barristers have the expertise to assist you.
We advise and represent clients on a wide range of proceedings under the Family Law Act 1996 and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 including
- Non-molestation orders, which can prohibit the respondent from behaving in certain ways towards the applicant.
- Occupation orders, which can regulate the occupation of the family home and exclude the respondent from entering the property.
- Transfer of tenancy
- Forced marriage protection orders
- Female genital mutilation protection orders
- Prohibited Steps orders
We pride ourselves in providing clear advice whilst offering sensitive client care. We do not underestimate the impact of domestic abuse and linked proceedings on the life of alleged victims or alleged perpetrators. Our barristers regularly deal with cases relating to allegations of serious sexual abuse, physical assaults, and coercive and controlling behaviour.
We are able to provide advice and representation for Court hearings and our members are enabled to conduct remote hearings and/or conferences by telephone or video.