MyBump2Baby is proud to work with family law solicitors throughout the UK. Domestic abuse is an incredibly important topic to raise awareness for. Many people suffer from Domestic Abuse in the UK and don’t feel confident to speak out, so they often suffer in silence alone. We want to share this story with you from a Family Law Solicitors in Leicester, to give people the confidence to know that they can speak out and they can get through the suffering that they’re experiencing.
Domestic Abuse in the UK | Family Law Solicitors Leicester
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is not always physical violence. It can also include, but is not limited to:
- Coercive control and ‘gas lighting’
- Economic abuse
- Online abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Honour based abuse
It is always our legal and professional advice from Bond Adams Solicitors LLP, that you come and speak to us for free advice as we are better suited to help the situation with yourself.
We offer a range of free legal advice for up to 30 minutes and we strategise a plan that is tailor-made to your needs.
It is our professional and legal advice that you also seek independent help from local charities that are available. There are many local domestic abuse services which are all available on the website and we would assist in directing you to some. There are community aids for women and men.
Families and Covid-19
Coronavirus is impacting the lives of all of us. For anyone with family law issues, however, it brings particular problems. Here, at Bond Adams Solicitors LLP, our specialist family law team, provide specific advice that would be helpful and may assist you and your family.
Please note that advice is subject to change as the situation develops and so that we are taking into account the forever changing government guidelines.
Court proceedings generally:
The general position is that hearings should be conducted with one, more than one or all participants attending remotely. Where that is not possible, sensible precautions should be taken when people attend a hearing.
The President of the Family Division has issued guidance in relation to the Family Court which confirms that the default position is that the hearings should be conducted remotely where possible, where facilities are available.
Domestic abuse and other urgent matters:
Sometimes an application is urgent for example, where there is domestic violence UK, or where the welfare of a child is at stake. Again, the President has provided clarity on such matters which refers to the above mentioned.
The guidance says this:
‘Even where a case is urgent, it should be possible for arrangements to be made for it to be conducted remotely. The default position should be that the hearing is conducted remotely. Where a case is genuinely urgent, and it is not possible to conduct a remote hearing and there is a need for pressing issues to be determined, then the court should endeavour to conduct a face-to-face hearing in circumstances. (In terms of the physical arrangement of the court room and in the waiting are) which minimises the opportunity for infection’.
Here at Bond Adams Solicitors LLP, we understand the requirement to stay at home may well mean that some victims of abuse will find themselves trapped with their abusers. For anyone in that situation, support is available 24/7 and we can also of course help. We would provide contact details for out of office hours in terms of progression and issuing court applications and any other necessary arrangements that may be required in your situation.
What is Bond Adams Solicitors LLP doing?
In response to Covid-19, the health, safety and wellbeing of our client’s and staff is our highest priority and we are therefore implementing certain safety measures in accordance with the government guidelines.
We would like to assure you that our business will continue as usual, we have various technological systems and facilities in place (both existing and new) in order for each case to continue as normal with very little impact to their case owing to the current climate situation from our end.
We will continue to take on new work and advise our client’s as normal, special arrangements and facilities can be discussed over the telephone and/or email and logistics in terms of meetings etc can also be discussed.
We have a range of offices available. We are located in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and with our head office being in Leicester.
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Speak with any member of our family law team.
BOND ADAMS SOLICITORS
94 LONDON ROAD
Hi, I’m Emma and I’m MyBump2aby’s family law, protection and financial editor. I’m passionate about better-informing parents on their choices when it comes to family law and family protection and financial matters.