Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Watkins Solicitors are very experienced in dealing with family cases involving domestic violence. If you are in a violent relationship it is important to know that you are not alone.

If you are the victim of domestic violence we can help you to obtain what is known an injunction. This is an order of the Family Court which forbids violence, threats of violence and harassment. Watkins Solicitors have a great deal of experience in obtaining injunctions.

This type of Injunction can be obtained against “related persons” which often means other family members, e.g. partners or ex-partners, parents, children, brothers , sisters etc.

We understand that cases concerning domestic violence must be dealt with promptly. We therefore guarantee that if you contact us with a case that concerns domestic violence we will give you an appointment within 24 hours, usually the same day you telephone. In many cases we have seen clients in the morning and by early afternoon, the injunction has been obtained providing the client with protection once it has been served on the person causing the problem

Domestic violence is a serious criminal offence. If you are suffering from any type of violence at home, you should call the police. Dial 999 and ask for the police as they can help you.

Domestic violence comes in many forms that can include:

  • Sexual violence
  • Verbal abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Physical abuse

If you are in a violent relationship it is important to know that you are not alone.

WATKINS SOLICITORS OPERATE A 24 HOUR EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER – DIAL 07889 455 730

In cases where there has been domestic violence there may also be issues concerning children and divorce about which we can advise you.

Legal Aid

If you take legal action to protect yourself or your family from domestic violence, you may qualify for legal aid.