Personal

Domestic Violence and Abuse Solicitors

At Forbes, our domestic violence solicitors have extensive experience of representing clients in injunction cases and non-accidental injuries to a child.

We are still available and booking appointments over telephone and video conference

You have the right to live your life without fear for your safety and wellbeing

If you are the victim of domestic violence, Forbes Solicitors' expert team of domestic violence and abuse solicitors can help you get the protection you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.

At Forbes we have extensive experience of representing clients in Injunction cases and Forced Marriage Protection Orders. Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or being pressured to marry, and wish to apply for an Injunction or are the one who has been served with Injunction papers, our sympathetic and understanding solicitors are here to help.

The police in the UK receive one call about domestic violence every minute. For those who are the victims of domestic violence there is no need to suffer in silence. The Courts offer protection to those that need it and have the power to make Non-Molestation Orders (Injunctions) that can protect against violence or threats of violence. It is a Criminal offence to breach an Injunction. The Courts also have the power to make Occupation Orders which can force a person to leave a property and order them not to return or go within a certain distance of it.

Our legal experts can help:

  • Protect you from domestic abuse and violence by applying for a court orders which also stop a person from coming near your home;
  • Protect your children;
  • Resolve financial situations;
  • Handle domestic violence and abuse with divorce.

Forbes Solicitors know how serious domestic violence is and can make emergency applications to the Court for Injunctions in appropriate cases. Legal Aid is usually available and eligibility can be assessed at the initial appointment.

If you have been affected by any of the above issues please contact one of our family law team for a confidential chat about the options available to you.

We offer our private paying clients the option of our tailored service or for more straightforward cases a fixed fee service. We also offer advice on some areas for those who qualify for Legal Aid.

Domestic Violence and Covid-19

With covid-19 shutting almost everything down in the UK, it's important that, if you are a victim of domestic violence, you're up to date with how Covid-19 could potentially impact your situation. As professional domestic violence lawyers, the team at Forbes are completely committed to ensure that you receive the support and guidance that you need at what is undoubtedly a distressing and dangerous time for you and your family. Whether you are experiencing domestic violence at the moment, have made previous domestic violence claims or feel at risk in your current situation, then we are here to help. The current order from the government to stay at home can be particularly distressing for anyone that doesn't feel that their home is a safe place to be. It's important to remember that domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation and there is still help and support available to you, despite the current circumstances.

Forbes Solicitors' expert domestic violence lawyers will work quickly to give you the help you need to ensure you and your family are protected. To seek legal help for domestic violence and abuse, contact us and receive a fully confidential consultation from professional and understanding family law solicitors.

Contact Us

Get in touch to see how our experts could help you.

Call0800 689 1058

CallRequest a call back

EmailSend us an email

Contacting Us

Monday to Friday:
09:00 to 17:00

Saturday and Sunday:
Closed

FAQs

Here are some commonly asked questions regarding domestic violence and the current Coronavirus outbreak:

What should I do if I am experiencing domestic violence during Covid-19?
 
 

Self-isolation during the Coronavirus outbreak can be dangerous to those in abusive relationships and it's important to recognise where you can still access the help of a domestic abuse lawyer, should you need it. However, first things first, if you are in immediate danger in your isolation circumstances, you should ring 999 and ask for the police as all emergency services are still operating. If your situation has put you in a position where you can't speak, you can ring 999 and press '55', where you will be directed without having to say anything.

Are Domestic Violence Lawyers still working during Covid-19?
 
 

Once you are out of immediate danger, you can contact Forbes solicitors to discuss your legal options. Whilst normally, we would arrange an initial appointment for domestic violence victims to discuss individual cases and tailor our services exactly to their personal situation, our offices have been closed as a result of the pandemic. We are, however, working as best we can to ensure that all of our clients receive the justice that they deserve, regardless of the current situation. If you are experiencing domestic violence, or feel at risk during this government lockdown, you can still give our professional family law team a call to discuss the options that are available to you. Remember, that despite the current situation, lawyers for domestic violence victims are still doing their utmost to ensure that you get the support that you need.

What can Forbes domestic violence solicitors do to help me?
 
 

If you have been, or are currently, a victim of domestic violence, then a domestic abuse solicitor can help you to get the justice that you deserve. Although remote working at the minute, Forbes solicitors remain able to assist clients, so you needn't worry that domestic violence claims will go unnoticed - we are still taking these types of legal action extremely seriously. As well as the initial consultation mentioned above, our team of dedicated domestic violence lawyers are able to help anyone that needs protection - even during this time. Despite not currently being able to meet in person, our professional team will still work with sensitivity and understanding to help you to resolve your situation as quickly as possible.

When I contact a Forbes domestic violence solicitor, what services can you offer?
 
 

Forbes can help you to begin applying for a court order to help to protect you and your family from threats of violence and harassment, apply for a court order that states a particular person cannot enter your home, resolve any financial issues or disputes that you may be involved in as a result of your domestic situation and also work to protect any children that may be caught in the middle.

We're aware that, during Covid-19, there will potentially be a surge in domestic violence due to the government's stay at home order (partners often wait until they are alone to report abuse) so now, it's more important than ever to report a situation where you feel at risk. We are a team of professional, experienced and understanding domestic violence solicitors, who, despite the current changes, want to do our best to help.

Get in touch with Forbes domestic violence solicitors today and we will explain exactly what we can do to help your situation during the Coronavirus outbreak. Don't hesitate to get in touch today.

Need more help?

Get in touch to see how our experts could help you.

Call0800 689 1058

CallRequest a call back

EmailSend us an email

Our dedicated Family/Divorce team

Adrienne Baker

Adrienne Baker

Solicitor

Family/Divorce

PinBlackburn

Call01254 580000

Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Solicitor, Family/Children

Family/Divorce

PinPreston

Call01772 220238

Amy Jones

Amy Jones

Paralegal

Family/Divorce

PinCentral Lancashire

Call01257260600

Next

Contact Us

If you have a general enquiry then please fill in your details and someone will contact you.

Call0800 689 1058

CallRequest a call back

EmailSend us an email

Contacting Us

Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 17:00
Saturday and Sunday: Closed