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Aug 11

Increase in domestic violence across London

A recent report states that the number of domestic abuse victims across London has risen by 15% in two years.

The statistics...

- 62,546 victims in 2014;
- 71,926 victims in 2016; and
- Domestic abuse accounts for almost 1 in 10 criminal offences in London.

London Assembly Labour group leader said that there was an alarming rise in incidents. He has suggested that domestic abusers should be put on a register to protect survivors similar to that used for sex offenders.

Clare's Law is already available to allow people to request information in relation to a partner and ascertain whether that person has a history of domestic violence.

The suggestion of a register could also provide further protection and avoid people becoming victims of domestic violence if they are aware of a perpetrators past.

There are many options and a lot of support for victims and this could be a further step to prevent someone being subject to abuse by a partner.

It is also possible to seek help from the family Court in the form of a Non-Molestation Order.

Whether you or someone that you know is subject to domestic violence at any time of the year it is never okay. Domestic violence takes many forms, it can be physical, verbal, emotional or financial. For some it is a combination of some or all of these factors.

There is help available from many domestic violence support services for victims that Ramsdens have strong links with however, Ramsdens can also help to obtain the protection that you or someone that you know may need.

In some cases it is necessary to obtain a Court Order to provide a victim (and potentially children) with immediate protection from the perpetrator. Ramsdens can help with this and obtain Non-Molestation Orders on the very same day that you seek the help.

Legal Aid is available for people that require a Non-Molestation Order if financially eligible. Ramsdens can obtain Legal Aid for you and complete all of the necessary paperwork and carry out the calculation of financial eligibility.

If you would like to discuss your situation in confidence with one of our expert domestic violence Solicitors then please call our Ramsdens family helpline for free on 08000 147720.

We offer free 30 minute consultations with no obligation at any of our 12 offices across West Yorkshire.