Domestic Abuse

If you believe you are in immediate danger, you should contact 999 for police assistance.

Swift and positive action

Domestic abuse can take a variety of forms - physical, emotional, financial or sexual. When it occurs, swift and positive action is key to preventing repeated occurrences. As well as directly affecting the parties involved, it can have huge repercussions on family, friends and children. We have specialist lawyers who have experience in dealing with a variety of domestic abuse cases, so please get in touch and let us explain more about what we can do.

In certain cases, it is possible to apply to the Court for an injunction prohibiting someone from pestering, intimidating or behaving violently. It may also be possible to obtain a Court Order to have someone removed from a home or prevented from visiting it.

All very painless and professional given the circumstances.

Depending on the case, injunctions can be issued quickly on an emergency basis by the Court. Failure to comply with an injunction may be punishable by imprisonment or other sanction, depending upon the severity of the non-compliance.

Entitlement to Legal Aid

Please remember that you may be entitled to legal aid if you have evidence that you or your child or children have been victims of domestic abuse, and you can’t afford to pay legal costs. For those who are not eligible for legal aid, K J Smith Solicitors have a number of specialist lawyers who focus on domestic abuse cases and will willing provide cost-effective support.

Please get in touch

Whatever your circumstances, please contact us if you are suffering, feel threatened or are simply unsure of your situation and would like some legal advice. We are also proud to support local domestic abuse charities, offering support and advice to their volunteers and those they help.

We offer a free initial 45 minute consultation to give you the opportunity to meet us, before deciding if you wish to proceed in instructing us to act on your behalf.

If you require any domestic violence advice, please contact K J Smith Solicitors on 01491 630000 (Henley on Thames), 020 7070 0330 (London), 0118 418 1000 (Reading), 01753 325000 (Windsor), 01256 584000 (Basingstoke), 01483 370100 (Guildford), 01494 629000 (Beaconsfield), 01235 375500 (Abingdon) or email info@kjsmith.co.uk.

We also serve a wide range of other areas including Ascot, Bracknell, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, Wokingham, and High Wycombe.

National Domestic Violence helpline: www.womensaid.org.uk

Our Office Locations

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If you would like to visit our team of family solicitors, we have offices in Henley-on-Thames, London, Reading (Woodley), Windsor, Basingstoke, Guildford, Beaconsfield and Abingdon. We serve a wide range of other areas including Ascot, Bracknell, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, High Wycombe and Wokingham.

Why not contact our team of divorce solicitors for a free initial consultation today? We offer a free initial consultation that can take place in any one of our offices or over the telephone.

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