Clients have described us as the “fourth emergency service”. Sadly, there are occasions when you may need the court’s protection to protect you or members of your family from physical and emotional harm, or to protect assets from being disposed of or dissipated in this country or abroad. Whether you are a victim of coercive control or a client who, due to your public profile, also requires injunctive orders to prevent or regulate media coverage of your case, we can help you.
Our team is expert in obtaining emergency injunctions at short notice, where the circumstances require. In such circumstances we can act quickly to seek the court’s protection on your behalf. We are increasingly instructed by clients who have been assaulted are often dissatisfied with the police response to their complaints and believe there has been a misapplication of officer discretion in interpreting law and guidance on domestic violence leading to poor outcomes. We can help and work closely with a hand-picked team of criminal law specialists who can advise on what is best practice by police and what should victims expect and demand. Sadly, some clients find themselves on the receiving end of false allegations of abuse made with the sole purpose of placing them under pressure to vacate a property, to agree to a financial arrangement at the end of the relationship that is unfair to them or to limit their contact with children. Again, we can help. Firstly, we strongly advise anyone person accused of a criminal offence to have legal representation. If you have been falsely accused ensure that you obtain legal representation at the police station from a criminal law specialist. If you are served with a non-molestation order the terms of which have been granted following false allegations having been made against you, and you have not yet had the opportunity to make representations to the court, seek expert family law advice immediately.