The established definition of domestic violence is: 

“any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional.”

Domestic violence is therefore extremely wide reaching and is present in many marriages and relationships in one form or another.

We are experienced in providing advice and assistance to deliver vital protection, often on an emergency basis and are acutely aware of the difficulties victims of domestic violence face. We appreciate that acknowledging and addressing the domestic violence is only one of the hurdles for victims to overcome. Often there are much wider considerations such as arrangements for the children of the relationship, securing accommodation and financial matters that require resolution. We are here to provide comprehensive advice as to all aspects of relationship breakdown and create the most pragmatic solution for the individual.

Should you require any further information about any issues surrounding domestic violence please contact one of our expert team.