Reported cases of domestic violence are now on the increase. Unfortunately it is now believed that up to 25% of people in relationships suffer violence at the hands of their partner.
Domestic Violence not only involves physical attacks, but also harassment, nuisance telephone calls, verbal abuse, threats, pestering or annoyance at your home or at your place of work or elsewhere. In appropriate cases the Court can attach a Power of Arrest to any order that is obtained so that, in the event of a breach, the police can arrest the other party and take them to a judge for further action. If the case is especially urgent then we can obtain an injunction for you within hours of your initial instruction and without notice to the other party (ex-parte injunction).
Such injunctions are usually temporary in nature (but is dependent on the severity of the complaint) and do require you to attend court. Once an order has been obtained it is served on the other party and a further hearing is arranged and all of the parties would need to attend.