Domestic Abuse

Allegations of domestic violence or abuse can be traumatic for anyone involved. Octagon Legal can arrange protection at very short notice and give practical advice to ensure our clients are safe. We can apply for immediate injunctions to protect the victim and any children and ensure the Order also protects the home, schools and workplace and provides for financial support. We can also seek Orders to protect against harassment whether that be stalking, or on social networking sites, by e-mail, by text or any other form of communication. We can also refer clients to victim support and refuge accommodation.

If the matter needs to proceed to Court we are well versed at arranging safe rooms away from the abuser and ensuring Court hearings are conducted with special measures such as screens and video-link in appropriate cases.

Some clients may be eligible for public funding and we can refer them to an appropriate Solicitor.

We also understand that sometimes false allegations are made and we are best placed to fight your case and defend allegations.

We aim to get you the best result at the best cost to you. We can provide advice at any stage of the process and often act at short notice assimilating facts overnight if needs be. Contact us and see how we can help. We commonly speak to clients via Skype, Facetime, telephone or e-mail, which is particularly useful to our clients based overseas. Alternatively, we can meet you in Chambers, at your Solicitor’s office or somewhere else convenient.

Whatever the problem, we are on your side.