Domestic Violence

See Also Matrimonial & Child Access

Unfortunately, the breakdown of a relationship can sometimes involve domestic violence. We can provide urgent, confidential and sensitive advice and assistance to clients in such difficult circumstances.  Some of the remedies available to victims are Non Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders and Protection from Harassment injunctions.  We can assist clients at every stage in securing the Court Orders required for their own personal protection and that of their children, where relevant.

In 2007 we were involved in the Judicial Review case of Re: ES’s Application for Judicial Review [2007] NIQB 58. This Judicial Review ultimately resulted in an amendment to the law governing Emergency Protection Orders under the Children (NI) Order 1995. The legislation to amend this was the Children (Emergency Protection Orders) Act (Northern Ireland) 2007.