Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can affect anyone of us regardless of our age, gender, religion or social position. It does not just relate to physical violence but can include many types of abuse such as psychological or emotional abuse, agressive or controlling behaviour and even includes threats to carry out such abuse.

The impact on the lives of the sufferers of this abuse and their families can be devastating and long-lasting. So if you are suffering from domestic violence or abuse our lawyers are trained to speak to you sensitively and sympathetically and will act quickly to help prevent further abuse.

There are two different types of injunction available to protect you and your family:

A non-molestation order

This order outlaws the use or threat of violence, the use of intimidation or harassment. It can also be used to ban specific types of behaviour.

An occupation order

This may be used to bar your abuser from continuing to live in your property and can also extend to prohibiting them from entering a defined area around your home.

In certain circumstances a power of arrest can be added to this order so that the police may immediately arrest your abuser if they fail to comply with the precise terms of the order.

Why go to Birchall Blackburn Law?

The welfare of our clients is our top priority. We listen sensitively to your issues and then act swiftly and effectively to ensure you are adequately protected by the full force of law.

Our team comprises specialists with long-standing expertise in this field and who have strong links to local support networks, refuges and counselling services

How much do our services cost?

The cost varies depending on what is involved and the work required. We offer a one hour fixed fee initial appointment during which we will assess your circumstances. We will then explain the costs involved and give you information about the funding options available to you.

Public funding is still available in some cases and we will help to assess if you are eligible.

If there is a fee to pay, our rates are very competitive. We offer flexible payment arrangements and will always provide a detailed cost estimate in writing at the outset. We will update you regularly and help you to budget.

Other family services

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