Our family team in Nottingham have on Friday 10th March taken part in Wear Something Blue during NO MORE Week in order to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

This week from 5th to 12th March 2023 is NO MORE Week, an annual event by UK Says No More. UK Says No More is a national campaign that seeks to raise awareness to end domestic abuse and sexual violence across the UK. The Crime Survey for England and Wales published in Nottingham 2022 estimates that approximately 1 in 5 people aged 16 years and over had experienced domestic abuse since the age of 16 years.

Domestic Abuse can take place in many forms, including: –

• Physical abuse
• Verbal abuse
• Psychological and Emotional abuse
• Sexual abuse and violence
• Financial abuse and control
• Coercive control
• Violent or threatening behaviours

We understand that leaving a relationship featuring domestic abuse can be extremely difficult however, we are able to advise on your available options including considering injunctions available. There are two types of injunctions the Court are able to make: –

• Non-Molestation Order
• Occupation Order

At Bhatia Best we understand the sensitive and difficult nature of these issues and seek to provide a safe environment for individuals to talk to our dedicated team. We are able to offer Legal Aid for all domestic abuse matters, subject to a Legal Aid Assessment. If you wish to speak to a member of our team, please contact us on 0333 016 3333.