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This week is National Stalking awareness week. The purpose is to raise awareness of this type of crime and make sure victims feel confident enough to report it.
Stalking is defined as unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual or group towards another person. Stalking behaviors are related to harassment and intimidation and may include following the victim in person or monitoring them.
Stalking can also follow or be a part of domestic violence particularly after parties separate. A victim may have suffered from domestic violence and ended a relationship but the perpetrator may continue to pursue contact with the victim. This behaviour can be intimidating and frightening. It also allows the perpetrator to still exercise a form of control over the victim.
Domestic violence is not always physical. It can be emotional or financial too. A victim could suffer stalking from a partner that they are in a relationship with if that person is following them, pestering them and monitoring every move that they make.
At Ramsdens, we offer free confidential legal advice to victims of all forms of domestic violence. We can provide you with an explanation of all of your legal options and support you throughout. We deal with all matters efficiently and professionally so that you can be assured you are receiving the very best advice tailored to suit you.
We understand that it takes courage to approach a Solicitor and seek help and advice. We have access to a number of domestic violence support agencies so that you can obtain all of the possible help that you require.
If you or someone that you know requires our help and advice then please do not hesitate to contact one of our expert family lawyers at any of our 12 offices. You can call us free on 08000 147720 to book your free 30 minute consultation.