Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Supporting Victims Of Domestic Violence Within The Legal Process.

Whether you are at risk of or have been experiencing violence or abuse from a family member, O’Hara Solicitors can guide you through the legal process.

Domestic abuse can take many different forms including emotional, physical, sexual, mental or financial. A survivor of domestic abuse should never be put at fault, and we believe at O’Hara Solicitors that any survivor of domestic abuse should get the support they need to feel safe from the impact it has whilst allowing them to move on with their lives.

Domestic abuse is a crime, and not just physical violence. Coercive and controlling behaviour was criminalised in December 2015, and the police can take protective actions and prosecute abusers.

We can advise you of the legal options available to you including injunction proceedings that can be issued swiftly, depending on the circumstances of your case, to provide you with the protection of the court.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police. You can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

Some survivors of domestic violence may qualify for legal aid. We do not have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency and are therefore unable to offer legal aid to our clients.

Search here for a list of approved legal aid solicitors and law firms on the government’s legal aid website.





Why Choose O’Hara Solicitors For Your Case?

Whatever you may be facing as a family, whatever make up or size your family is, was, or will be, we are here to listen to what you have to say and help with what you need. We will help take the strain from a very emotional issue, make the law easier to grasp and tailor our services for you and your circumstances.

  • Proactive and dedicated family run firm
  • Receive key updates on your matter via our O’Hara Solicitors App
  • Over 45 years of legal experience
  • Flexible if unable to come to the office.

We will make everything as easy as possible for you during this tough time, helping take any strain away, making your situation and options easier to grasp to help find a solution that works perfectly for you.

Other Areas Of Family Law We Cover



Our family team will be able to guide you through your divorce simply with empathy.



Our legal team will guide you through your civil partnership dissolution with care and tact.



O’Hara Solicitors can work with you to provide the best separation plan possible.



We cover many areas of financial law including divorce finances, post-nuptial and pre-nuptial agreements.



Covering child law areas including arrangement orders, child maintenance and rights for grandparents.



O’Hara Solicitors are able to help you with your domestic abuse issue legally and safely.