Domestic Abuse

If you're a victim of domestic abuse, our family law team will help keep you safe and take the right legal steps.

What are my options if I'm experiencing domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse takes many forms, including: verbal threats, physical assault, emotional manipulation and financial control. Your abuser might be your current partner, your former partner or someone else you know. Many cases of abuse involve no physical violence, and at Tees we understand that violence doesn't have to be present, for a situation to be abusive. 

Our family law solicitors have helped lots of people going through abuse. We use our legal expertise, and understanding of the system to protect you. Tees will support you, and help you find the strength to deal with the situation. Everything you tell us is confidential.

How we can help you

Our priority is to protect you, and your children. You can rely on us to be sensitive and discreet, and to put your needs first. We'll explain your options, and take action as quickly as you need us to.

What you can do now

If you are concerned for your safety or your children’s safety, you must take action:

  • If you are in immediate danger, call the police 
  • If you need to leave the home, take your children, even if they are not at immediate risk
  • If you or your children are hurt as a result of domestic violence take photographs of the injuries and notify your GP as soon as possible 
  • Keep a written record of everything that’s happened – including dates, times and locations 
  • Seek urgent legal advice - we can help

We start work immediatley

We can take a number of quick and effective legal steps to protect you. For example, we can help you seek an injunction to stop someone threatening or hurting you or your children, or to force someone to leave your home or stop visiting you. 

What to do next

Our solicitors are seasoned professionals who know how to stand up for you, and who will give you all the support and advice you need. Your initial conversation is free, so don‘t hesitate to call and ask for help.

If you need urgent help

If you are in immediate danger, call the police. If you need legal advice urgently, we provide out of hours support. Call our family emergency number on 01279 710617 to talk to a solicitor.

If you'd like to know more, give us a call. A dedicated family law solicitor will outline your options and tell you how we can help.

Come in and see us for a FREE 30 minute face-to-face consultation about your options. Alternatively, if you want us to take a closer look at your situation, for a fixed fee of £150 + VAT, we can talk with you for up to 90 minutes.

Call our Family and Divorce Law solicitors on...

0800 013 1165

...for a free initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.

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Q: Where is your office?

Tees has six offices - Bishop's Stortford, Brentwood, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Royston and Saffron Walden. We're happy to see you at the office of your choice, and our solicitors or financial advisers can travel to an office that suits you. You can find directions on our website here.

Q: How can I contact Tees?

You can phone us on 0800 013 1165 or email If you need to speak with a particular person, you'll find their contact details on the 'Our People' section. 

Q: Is there parking at your office?

Yes, all of our offices have parking nearby. Our Bishop's Stortford, Brentwood, Cambridge, Chelmsford and Saffron Walden offices have onsite parking. Our Royston office has free parking a short walk away.

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