Domestic Violence

If you or your children have been subject to domestic violence or harassment by a partner or a family member then you should seek urgent advice from one of our family team.

We can tell you whether you should seek protection through a 'Family Law Order' and whether you would be entitled to receive public funding (legal aid) to pursue such an action.

The court can make a number of orders. These include:

Non molestation injunction order

For when you and / or your children have been subject to actual violence or threatened with violence. Non molestation injunction orders may also be appropriate where you have been harassed or intimidated (e.g. with repeated abusive telephone calls, text messages and / or emails). 

Occupation order

An occupation order allows you to live in the family home to the exclusion of the other party and may also exclude them from the immediate area and other designated places.

Our domestic abuse law advice

Our family lawyers appreciate that this is likely to be a very stressful time and will react calmly, efficiently and quickly to advise and assist. In appropriate circumstances we can seek to apply to the court that day, without notifying the other party, so that you and your children are protected. 

There are other practical issues we can help you with. For instance, we can direct you to agencies who can provide accommodation and funding for emergency assistance (including housing benefit).

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There are other practical issues we can help you with. For instance, we can direct you to agencies who can provide accommodation and funding for emergency assistance (including housing benefit).

At BHP Law we pride ourselves in being able to assist sensitively and where necessary proactively. If you find yourself in an abusive relationship then please be assured any information you give us will be strictly confidential and only used to safeguard and advise you appropriately.

If you would like to have a chat about your options or how we may be able to help you please contact a member of the team, complete our call back form or contact us directly at your local office.

Your Family Law Team

Oluwapelumi (Amanda) Adeola

Partner

Oluwapelumi (Amanda) Adeola specialises in private Family Law. She moved to the Northeast from London after completing her Legal Practice Course and trained…

Andrea Hewitson

Partner

Andrea is a specialist Family Lawyer with over 30 years’ experience. She undertook her law degree at Northumbria University and went on to study for…

Alex Clancy

Senior Associate

Alex began her career as a Family Law Clerk at Watson Woodhouse Solicitors after graduating from Teesside University in 2004. She spent her first year…

Cheryl Whyte

Senior Associate

Cheryl joined BHP Law in January 2023 as a Senior Associate to help expand the public aspect of the firms growing Family team. Cheryl qualified…

Charlotte Brown

Associate

Charlotte joined BHP Law in February 2024 as an Associate Solicitor to help expand the child law aspect of the firm’s growing family team. Charlotte…

Maariyah Zaman

Solicitor

Maariyah is a newly qualified Solicitor specialising in Family Law, predominantly public children law. Maariyah started her career as a legal secretary…

Nicole Shaw

Trainee Solicitor

Nicole joined BHP Law in January 2023 as a Trainee Solicitor having worked at VCW Law for nearly five years within the Family Department. Nicole commenced…

Gillian Mitchell

Chartered Legal Executive

With over 20 years experience as a Chartered Legal Executive specialising in Family Law, Gillian joined BHP Law's family team in October 2020 bringing…

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