Domestic Abuse Solicitors
Our specialist family lawyers can offer you support, empathy and understanding. As well as being immediately available on the phone, our domestic abuse solicitors can, where appropriate, help you to obtain emergency protection within 24 hours.
In some circumstances, our domestic abuse solicitors can also assist with contesting a non-molestation application or order.
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse can be defined as incidents or patterns of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour. It can include sexual violence and in the majority of cases, by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.
Domestic abuse can take many forms, including:
- Physical abuse – for example, punching, hitting, throwing or kicking.
- Emotional/mental abuse – for example, controlling and coercive behaviour, causing you to feel scared or threatening behaviour.
- Sexual abuse – forcing you to do sexual acts you do not consent to.
- Verbal abuse – for example, name calling or shouting.
- Financial abuse – for example, not allowing you to access money.
- Harassment/ stalking – for example, regularly giving you gifts, making unwanted communication or following you.
- Online or digital abuse – for example, abuse over social media or using spyware.
Contact our domestic abuse solicitors in Bristol
Barcan+Kirby is a proud member of The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA), a growing business network that raises awareness and provides resources for employers to help tackle domestic abuse.
Our domestic abuse lawyers will do all we can to help. We will provide advice and support throughout the process and make sure that you are aware of all the legal options.
How our domestic abuse solicitors can help
- Making an application
- Defending Non-Molestation Orders