Domestic Abuse can occur in all relationships.

Statistics show that around 25% of LGBT people suffer through violent or threatening relationships with partners or ex-partners. Domestic Abuse in same sex relationships is often unreported. http://www.endthefear.co.uk/same-sex-domestic-abuse/

Differences between LGBT relationships and heterosexual relationships can also make it harder to identify abuse. For example, abuse may involve having your sexual orientation or gender identity dismissed.

Our Domestic Abuse team represent all members of society who are victims of domestic Abuse. Domestic Abuse behaviour is unacceptable, and we can help put an end to it.

It is important for any victim of domestic abuse to remember that abusive behaviour in whatever form should not be tolerated and constitutes a criminal offence.

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic Abuse can occur in many forms, and can include;

  • Sexual Violence
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Coercive Control
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Physical / Domestic Violence
  • Financial Control

If you are suffering any of the above forms of domestic abuse or know of someone else who is, we can provide you with the appropriate advice.

Client Confidentiality

At Ringrose Law we understand that some individuals in same sex relationships may not have disclosed their sexuality openly to others or come out.

All our clients can discuss any issues freely and in confidence with our domestic abuse team, who have a legal duty to protect client confidentiality.

Domestic Abuse in same sex relationships – we can help

We want to make victims aware that support services are still available to provide support where possible and in turn we will be available to assist with necessary applications.

Our team can apply to the Court on your behalf for an injunction against your partner. An Injunction is an Order which can be used to keep you safe. If necessary, we can also provide immediate protection for your children.

The Injunction can place restrictions on your partner’s behaviour and prevent further violence or threats of violence.

There are two different types of Injunction we can apply for –

  • Non-molestation Order
  • Occupation Order

Domestic Abuse and COVID-19

We know that domestic abuse has increased this year during lockdown and will continue to rise over the coming weeks.

We want to make all victims aware that support services are still available to provide support where possible. In turn we will be available to assist with necessary applications, helping you and your family feel safe.

Our team continue to advise and assist both our current clients and new clients. We are available for face to face appointments, over the telephone or by email to take your instructions and assist.

Our Care and Domestic Abuse 24-hour legal helpline is available – call or text 07739 748675 or email esmehobbs@ringroselaw.co.uk

 

 

 

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