Unfortunately domestic abuse and harassment is now common place and often happens in close relationships between people of all ages, gender, sexual orientation, class and culture.

Even to acknowledge that the behaviour of a family member or partner toward you amounts to abuse and harassment can be the most difficult decision to make. We understand that even acknowledging that such behaviour must stop can be difficult and determining then what can then be done about it one of the most difficult decisions that you will ever have to make.

We understand that as a victim of domestic abuse and harassment you are likely to be feeling a range of emotions including fear, anxiety and confusion. We know from experience that for victims asking for help can be difficult and daunting, and that often you seek advice only as a last resort.

We appreciate that those who have suffered domestic abuse and harassment are seeking help from someone who can be their voice, at a time when emotions are high and when they may feel particularly vulnerable.

At Kyles Legal Practice we aim to provide a swift, efficient service that is sensitive to your needs.

Our highly skilled and experienced lawyers will make efforts to meet with you on the day you contact us. We will listen to your concerns and advise you about your options, which may include making an urgent application to court for an injunction (a type of court order) to put a stop to the abuse and harassment.

As a firm we work closely with local family support services and can make referrals to those agencies on your behalf to ensure that you receive the practical and emotional help you need should you find yourself having to move away to protect yourself from harm.

As a firm we will also advise you on any related concerns you may have about any child or children, property and finances and any subsequent separation should the issue relate to a dispute with your partner.

Although you can apply for an injunction yourself, we believe that it would be helpful to have legal advice and assistance upon the issue from the outset.

If you are unsure as to whether you are inadvertently or otherwise the victim of “domestic abuse” then so far as the law is concerned the definition of domestic abuse is:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Verbal abuse including threats
  • Psychological or emotional abuse
  • Financial control
  • Harassment or pestering

If you believe that you are a victim of such forms of domestic abuse as listed, as a firm, we have the appropriate expertise to assist you in protecting yourself.

As a firm we are able to secure Legal Aid funding for emergency cases such as in the case of domestic abuse and harassment subject to application.

As above, where possible, and subject to the particular circumstances of the case, we can secure protection for you on the same day as receiving initial instructions.

To arrange a discussion with one of our specialist lawyers please call us on 0191 257 1051 or email us at office@kyleslegalpractice.co.uk

For additional help, advice and guidance on the subject of domestic abuse and harassment you may also find it helpful to view the information provided by North Tyneside Council at the following web address:

http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/browse-display.shtml?p_ID=26049&p_subjectCategory=373