Domestic Violence

Sometimes urgent action needs to be taken to protect yourself from domestic violence. We provide advice on the steps which need to be taken to ensure this. We also advise on the process required when defending allegations of domestic violence.

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Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or the party accused of committing violence, it is essential that you receive competent legal advice as to the options available to you and the ramifications of a Protection Order being made.

If you wish to obtain a protection order to protect you and your children, immediate measures sometimes need to be taken. We have all the systems in place to provide a rapid response to the violence itself and, where appropriate, other remedies such as occupation and furniture orders. If you have been served with a Protection Order it is equally important for you to seek advice as quickly as possible so that your freedom of movement is not compromised indefinitely.

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  • How can I get a protection order if my partner is violent?

    The Domestic Violence Act defines "domestic violence" as including physical, sexual or psychological abuse or violence. The current legislation has a "zero-tolerance" policy towards such acts. If you are or have been in a domestic relationship and your partner has been violent towards you then we can assist you with an application to the Family Court for a protection order.

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