Harassment & Domestic Violence
If you are experiencing harassment, threats or domestic violence, you need to seek help urgently from our team of experienced lawyers. We can give you advice about making an urgent application to court for protection. We know these steps are often taken in very difficult circumstances, and we have helped our clients through these stages. We are responsive in a crisis and can take immediate action.
Legally binding court orders can be made without the other person being informed of your application until after the court order has been made and served on them. These are called non-molestation orders and prohibit the other person from using or threatening violence, being abusive, harassing or pestering you.
The court can also make an order limiting and defining the occupation of your home. The court can prohibit the other person from coming into your bedroom or it can exclude the other person from the home altogether, even if he or she is the legal owner of that home.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, we advise you do the following:
- Report any incidents to the police;
- Go to your GP or hospital if you have been assaulted;
- Ask a trusted person to take photographs of any injuries;
- If abusive messages (voice or text) are left on your telephone, then keep the messages;
- Make diary notes so that you can recall the dates and incidents.
The above can be important pieces of evidence if you decide to apply to court for protection. If you would like to discuss any issue concerning domestic violence, please contact our solicitors Ayeisha Khandia, Mussarat Azmi or Keerum Akhtar on 01922 645 429.