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Domestic Violence

Petherbridge Bassra helps people who are being subjected to domestic violence or harassment. Applications to safeguard you and your family from harm by another person can be granted by the Court the same day to protect from an immediate threat.

If the threat is from a partner, we can assist in obtaining emergency orders which prevent the use of threatening violence, harassment or indeed approaching a property. If this order is breached, the respondent would be subject to arrest by the police.

Equally, if you have been unfairly affected by one of these orders and wish to oppose it, Petherbridge Bassra can assist. In circumstances where an order has been enforced through the Civil Courts and an application for committal to prison is made we can provide representation in defending the allegations which may have been made. In respect of enforcement by the Police our criminal department can assist.

We are also able to offer assistance to those who are being harassed by persons who may not fall within the appropriate relationship for Non-Molestation Orders. We are able to seek a Protection from Harassment Act Order which is an order (although not enforceable by the Police) if breached can be enforced by committal through the Civil Courts which may result in a prison sentence of up to two years.

If you are feeling scared for your own safety, or the safety of a child/children, please contact us immediately in the strictest confidence. We know that talking about domestic violence is never going to be easy and many people are fearful of repercussions of seeking legal advice but contacting our Family Law team and putting the appropriate legal measures in place can free you from the shadow of future violence or abuse.

Domestic Violence: Obtaining Protection

Domestic violence is not just physical abuse. It includes

  • Harassment, intimidation, threats
  • Financial penalty/control, undermining of self confidence

It is frequent and persistent.

What Can I Do To Protect Myself?

With our help you could:

  • Leave home temporarily or permanently.
  • Attempt to stop the violence.
  • Put into place security measures with the support of other agencies.
  • Take legal action by applying for a non molestation order and an occupation order excluding our partner from your home and from an area around it.
  • Stay in a refuge.

What About My Children?

Children witnessing domestic violence suffer emotional abuse as a direct consequence. Depending on your circumstances we will advise you regarding the applications you can make to protect your children’s wellbeing.

Our team has many decades of experience in assisting survivors of abuse. We offer confidential, sympathetic and practical support and work closely with various agencies in the area.

We offer Public Funding (legal aid) where available and flexible packages for private paying clients.

Please contact us for more details.

Vintry House, 18-24 Piccadilly, Bradford
Tel: 01274 724114 Fax: 01274 724161
mail@petherbridgebassra.com

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