Domestic Abuse Solicitors

Our domestic abuse solicitors are experienced in handling all manner of domestic abuse cases in a sensitive manner, whether you are a victim or have been accused.

Domestic abuse comes in many different shapes and sizes.  It can impact people of all ages, genders, races and cultural backgrounds.  It can be any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse, such as psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.

No one should tolerate domestic abuse , violence, coercive and controlling behaviour or intimidation in their relationship. Our domestic abuse solicitors will deal with such matters with due care, consideration and empathy and will help you obtain emergency and longer term protection for you and your family.  Our specialists can support you in obtaining injunctions to protect your living arrangements or prevent further harassment.  We can help you in looking at things holistically and how the domestic abuse you have suffered impacts on the arrangements that may need to be made in respect of your children.  We can also signpost you to local charities and other organisations that can provide both practical as well as emotional support.

You may be eligible to receive the benefit of Legal Aid* and from the outset, we will assess your entitlement to ensure that you are legally represented throughout your domestic abuse claim.

Equally, being accused of a crime you didn’t commit can be equally damaging for your well-being. If you have been accused of abuse by a former partner, our domestic abuse solicitors can advise, assist and represent you through the proceedings.  This may mean defending you if your former partner seeks an injunction or could mean representing you in making sure you can still enjoy quality time with your children whilst the allegations made against you are being addressed by the Court.

Call us on 0800 2800 421 or contact us here to arrange a free 30 minute consultation with an experienced member of our family law team in Winchester, Poole, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester and London (by appointment only).

*Please note we are unable to offer Legal Aid but may be able to point you in the direction of another representative.

Meet the team

Andrew Mercer

Partner

Emma Wilders-Pratt

Partner

Grant Cameron

Partner

Kimberley Davies

Partner

Amy Trench

Associate

Laura Bell

Senior Associate

Dawn Gore

Associate (Senior Paralegal)

Helen Clarkson

Associate

Jacqueline Reeves

Associate

Sara Willis

Paralegal