Partner, Head of Abuse Claims
If you’ve been affected by domestic abuse, you arent alone. Our experienced solicitors are able to help you get the support you need and provide you with details of organisations who may be able to help.
You can access experienced legal representation, possibly with legal aid to help you make a claim in respect of the abuse you have suffered.
In addition our family law team may also be able to help you take action and obtain an injunction very quickly.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone and it’s not your fault.
You could suffer domestic abuse from a partner, a child or other family member.
Don’t suffer alone. We can help you to take all the legal steps to protect yourself.
Get in touch with one of our experienced Domestic Abuse Solicitors.
At Simpson Millar we want to help you. We are proud of our track record and the comments from our clients which is at the end of the day why we do the work we do.
Our expert team of Domestic Abuse Solicitors understand this extremely complex and sensitive area of law and aim to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible
We’ll always talk to you in clear, straightforward language, and won’t use complex legal jargon
We’re members of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL) and we make sure to subscribe to its code of conduct
We’ll talk to you about your legal costs in advance and guide you through a No Win, No Fee agreement.
At Simpson Millar we want to help you. We are proud of our track record and the comments from our clients which is at the end of the day why we do the work we do
It can be a difficult decision to make, but for some abuse survivors, making a claim through the civil courts can be the only way to get some form of justice and recognition, particularly if the abuser was not convicted in a criminal court.
It’s not often about the compensation you’ll get in a civil claim, but any compensation you do receive should reflect as much as possible the pain and suffering you’ve been through and may still be going through now. It can also help you to get the treatment you need to help your recovery from the abuse you’ve suffered.
We’re happy to talk you through the claims process so you’re clear about what will happen and you’re under no obligation to make a claim. We want you to be comfortable with the process and with your Solicitor so get in touch for a free, no obligation conversation.
There are some other orders you may want to apply for at the same time as the Non-Molestation Order, depending on your circumstances. They are:
Occupation Order – if you are sharing a property with the respondent, this order can give you the right to stay in the property in the short term. It will exclude them from the property for a certain period of time whilst you sort out somewhere else to live
Prohibited Steps order – this order stops the respondent from taking the children from you
If Social Services have been in touch with you and you’re worried, we can help. See more information on our Care Proceedings page or call us now on 0808 239 1287 for free legal advice.
The effects of domestic abuse on both children and adults can last a lifetime. Until this year, witnessing domestic abuse wasn’t legally considered child abuse. The newly revised Domestic Abuse Act 2021 now includes children as victims of domestic abuse when it’s happening in their household.
A few of weeks ago it was reported that Katie Price’s partner, Carl Woods, was arrested for allegedly assaulting her, although the case remains ongoing and no convictions have been made yet. This is a reminder to us all that domestic abuse is extremely common and can happen to anyone.
If you’ve been a victim of domestic violence in England or Wales, you can apply to the Family Court for an Injunction (Court Order) to protect yourself and any children you may have. There are 2 main types of Order that can help you.
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