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19.03.2020

Accessing legal services remotely

Written by Rosita Mendonca

The health and safety of our clients and staff is our top priority. Although we have decided to temporarily close our offices due to the current health concerns with COVID-19, we have robust structures in place to minimise any disruption to the provision of legal services to our clients. Our team of solicitors and paralegals are able to work remotely… [...]

07.03.2020

Children: The hidden victims of domestic abuse

Written by Rosita Mendonca

The statistics involving domestic abuse and children continue to be shocking - a recent BBC report highlights that calls to the NSPCC about children witnessing the most serious forms of abuse have jumped 25% in a year. It is no wonder that while the new domestic abuse bill is ‘widely supported’, charities including Bernardo’s & Action for Children do not… [...]

06.03.2020

Getting an injunction if you’ve been a victim of domestic abuse

Written by Raman Dhillon

Domestic abuse can take many forms. Frequent examples that we come across include verbal abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse and sexual abuse although this is not an exhaustive list. Types of Injunction  Both non-molestation orders and occupation orders are types of injunctions which can offer you protection from your abuser. They are Court Orders that prohibit someone from doing something… [...]

03.03.2020

Domestic Abuse Bill returns to Parliament

Written by Rosita Mendonca

The latest version of the Domestic Abuse Bill is scheduled to have its first reading in the House of Commons. The enhanced version of the Bill is seen as ‘monumental step’ that aims to go even further to support and protect victims of abuse. The bill includes new measures, such as requiring tier one local authorities (county councils and unitary… [...]