Family » Domestic Abuse

You don’t need to suffer alone. We’re here and we can help.

If you are suffering from domestic violence, threatening behaviour or physical or sexual abuse, then you need to know that we can take urgent steps to protect you and your children. And once you are safe, we can help you move on and build a life free from fear. Professional legal advice can never undo the trauma of a violent, abusive relationship but it can put an end to it.

It’s vital that you seek advice at the earliest opportunity as we’ll need to explain the options available to you and what they will mean for you and your family. We also run an emergency injunction service where we will see you within 24 hours and apply to the Courts for appropriate protection measures.

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Our team

The Howells team is one of the best in the country. It has been consistently highly ranked for family work in the north, and is overseen by the hugely respected and much admired Alyson Siddall. Alyson has developed a group of many talents but with shared values. Tough and resolute in their legal representation, sensitive and compassionate in their client relationships, the team understand that they’re not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, not bound up in legal process but in real lives.