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Domestic Violence

At Watkins & Gunn we provide clear legal advice and work closely with domestic violence agencies to ensure that you are fully supported should you be a victim of domestic violence.

The current pandemic is putting relationships under severe pressure and many are living through lockdown in abusive relationships.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is very common and is an under reported crime. Domestic abuse takes many forms including behaviour that is –

  • Controlling
  • Coercive
  • Threatening
  • Violent
  • Sexual
  • Financial

Both men and women can experience such behaviour and many children are silent witnesses; leading to long lasting emotional harm. Often victims feel suffocated and unable to turn to anyone for help. No one should suffer at the hands of an abusive partner.

How we can help

Our Family Team are here to help anyone who is experiencing domestic violence and we encourage those who are living in fear to come forward. Everyone has a right to feel safe in their own home. Our experienced Family Law Team can help you put a stop to the abuse. We can assist you from our offices in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypool in South Wales. Also we have adapted all of our systems and invested in technology to enable us to assist you remotely – we can take instructions from you by video call or telephone; you can sign forms or letters digitally; we can even verify ID remotely.

We offer the following legal support and services to help people who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships:

  • ‘Warning off’ letter
  • Non-molestation order
  • Occupation Order
  • Protection from Harassment

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

We offer a 30-minute free consultation to discuss things further and to provide advice and support to victims. Victims of domestic abuse may also be eligible for Legal Aid, provided they meet the eligibility criteria, which will then help cover some or all legal costs. Everything discussed at these consultations will be kept entirely confidential. So, there is no need to suffer in silence. Read our article to find out more here.

What Will It Cost?

We offer a free 30-minute free consultations at our Domestic Violence Clinic.

Legal Aid

Are you entitled to legal aid? Click here to find out.

If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, we offer a fixed fee initial consultation known as ‘Blueprint’.

At Watkins & Gunn we want to offer something of real value; something that provides you with the tailored advice and information you need to be able to plan your next steps and your future; your ’Blueprint’.  For more information about this service, click here.

Following your ‘Blueprint’ consultation, we have a competitive costs structure and flexible payment options which we will clearly explain to you from the start and at regular stages throughout your case.  We also have a range of fixed price options in appropriate cases, including unbundled (clear and separate) services for discreet pieces of work.

Contact Us

Contact us today to see how we can help you.

  1. Call us on 01495 768938
  2. E-mail us by clicking family@watkinsandgunn.co.uk
  3. Simply text “LEGAL 55” to 67777
  4. Click here to request a call back from us.

If you are in immediate danger, please contact 999.

Please be vigilant of your own safety when contacting us. It is important that you specify a safe time for us to contact you if you are requesting a call back from us. If you believe that your abuser has access to your emails or internet history, please contact us using a different method or take precautions to ensure that you log out of any accounts, delete your search history and/or delete the email after you have sent it. Alternatively, if you are texting or calling us from a phone which somebody else may have access to, it may be wise to delete the text trail and/or your call history if you are worried for your safety.

COVID-19 

Wales has now moved to Alert Level Zero. However, we remain cautious and still require you to wear a mask when entering the building and to follow all of our safety precautions to minimise the risk of exposure to Coronavirus.

Go to our CoVid 19 page for more information.