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LEGAL SERVICES & COSTS

There are an estimated 2.4 million domestic violence related incidents every year. 

 

I am here to help you make the right decisions for you.

MY SERVICES

FORMAL ADVICE APPOINTMENT

 

In person, Zoom or telephone call with a specialist solicitor for clear, confidential and independent advice in relation to any issue of domestic violence and abuse. Book a time and date to suit you, with email follow up of key points.

LEGAL HELP AND ASSISTANCE

 

When you need more than an appointment I am here to guide you through any legal process, from gathering and presenting evidence to drafting documents to representation in Court. All provided by a specialist solicitor.

POLICE STATION ADVICE

 

If you are due to be interviewed by the police don't leave it to chance, as a domestic abuse expert I can attend to represent you. 

If you have already been interviewed I can take over and use the police pre charge engagement process to push for your case to be closed.

COURT REPRESENTATION

 

If you have been charged or summons to attend Court, or your case is already at Court, then you need the best advice and representation.

 

I can attend Court to provide advice on the evidence, explain the law and procedures, advise on your plea, consider defence evidence gathering, sentencing and mitigation.

If you are a suspect - Why book an appointment?

Advice for suspects can include:

  • What is the law? Am I at risk of arrest or prosecution?

  • What are the defences to any offence?

  • Advice on your police station or Court case.

  • How to handle a police interview.

  • Consideration of police or court paperwork.

  • What do I do if I get charged or a Court Summons?

  • What happens at Court? How should I plead?

  • What needs to be proved?

  • How do I defend and present my case?

  • What sentence could I get?

  • What happens in a Trial?

  • Advice on police station and court procedures, including bail conditions.

  • Advice on gathering and presenting evidence to help stop a criminal case as soon as possible.

  • How to make a counter claim against your accuser.

  • Implications for a DBS check and your employment.

  • Your rights on appealing a conviction or sentence.

  • How to change or remove bail conditions.

  • How to change or remove a restraining or non-molestation order.

  • Signposting to other organisations that can offer advice and support.

A 30 minute advice appointment only costs £50. 

Click here to book an appointment today

Follow up email after the appointment confirming issues raised and advice given, with further steps to consider and documents and information from my library.

What legal help and assistance I can offer

When you need a bit more assistance that can't be covered by an appointment I can provide legal help and assistance with any domestic abuse and violence issue or process, from gathering evidence to drafting documents and guiding you through the whole case to achieve your goals. 

Entire service provided by an experienced solicitor.

Examples of legal help I can provide: 

Advice and help with collecting evidence to defend:

  • a police investigation,

  • a criminal prosecution,

  • a non-molestation order or criminal restraining order.

How I can help:

  • Help gathering and presenting evidence to the Police to bring an investigation to a close.

  • Help gathering and presenting evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service to bring a prosecution to a close.

  • Help drafting documents for the police or Courts.

  • Help gathering evidence to help defend an application for a protection order such as a DVPO, non-molestation order or restraining order.

Contact me to see how I can help.

 

Costs will vary depending on work required and fixed in advance to avoid any unexpected cost, contact me for a no obligation quote.

 
 

Due to be interviewed by the police?

 

There is no such thing as a quick chat or interview, if the police want to speak to you about any alleged offence then you are a suspect. Whether it is by arrest or a voluntary attendance, the seriousness is the same and you need the best legal advice and representation. Don’t take a chance with the police arranged legal aid duty solicitor, many criminal defence firms use poorly qualified staff for police station work, it is unlikely you will get a qualified solicitor and the advice may be provided virtually or just by phone. I will always attend in person to represent you

​How I am different

Prior preparation is the key to a good outcome therefore you will get unlimited pre-interview advice and assistance from me provided via phone or Zoom videocall in advance of the interview date.

On the day of the interview I will meet you and represent you fully, taking you through each step of the process, all with the sole aim of bringing the case to a close as soon as possible.

Already been interviewed?

If you have been interviewed already and you case is still open than you are either on bail or have been released under investigation. You probably feel you have been left in limbo, with little understanding of what will happen next and how long it will take. This can be an incredibly stressful time and it is when you need an experienced specialist domestic abuse solicitor to take over and proactively push your defence forward to bring the case to a close as soon as possible.

I can help you with post interview advice and assistance to cover:

  • Chasing the police for an outcome on your case.

  • Chasing the police for the return of your property.

  • Making representations for your case to be closed or for your bail conditions to be changed or removed.

  • Help gathering defence evidence to present to the police to bring the case to a close.

Contact me to see how I can help. 

Costs are fixed in advance but will vary depending on location and the work required, please contact me for a quote.

Court help and representation services

First Hearing

Going to Court for the first hearing is a big deal. It is often the first chance to see the evidence against you. The Court will want a plea from you and if you plead guilty you can be sentenced and given a restraining order there and then. You only get one chance at a first hearing, smart tactics are needed to make the right decisions about your case. Don’t risk using the duty solicitor or the firm that has already got you charged, let me take control of the situation.

Trial

If you are facing a Trial it is essential you have the best possible preparation and representation. Your character, employment, liberty, friendships and relationships are all on the line. Let me take charge to give the best chance of success. 

 

Sentencing

If you are due for sentencing it is damage limitation time, but there is still much to play for, I can help you get the best possible sentence to avoid prison or a community service. I also need to fight to avoid excessive prosecution costs and a restraining order that will further limit your liberties and ability to see family and friends.

Preparation

If you can’t get legal aid or afford a solicitor to represent you fully for trial or sentencing I can help you by assisting with the preparation of your case. I can assess prosecution evidence, help gather defence evidence, prepare witness statements, prepare questions for witnesses or help with mitigation for sentencing.

A non-molestation order can be served on you without notice, I can help you put your side of the case to the Judge to have the conditions removed or relaxed.

 

If the Court has made you subject to a restraining order or non-molestation order I can help you appeal the order or apply to vary the conditions.

Contact me to see how I can help.

Costs are fixed in advance but will vary depending on location and the work required, please contact me for a quote.