Family Injunctions Cases

Protection for an abused wife

Melanie represented a wife who had been subject to mental and physical abuse from her husband for the entirety of their 40 year marriage and had only recently found the strength to leave. The couple had children and grandchildren together and both parties were in ill-health. Melanie was able to help her vulnerable client through Continue reading

Negotiating a non-mol order

Lavinia represented the Respondent, the Applicant’s brother. The Applicant was seeking a non-molestation order. The case was complicated by the fact that both parties lived at their parent’s house. Therefore it was manifestly unfair to exclude the Respondent from entering the property where the Applicant resides, as this was also the Respondent’s home address. Lavinia Continue reading

Grandparents as guardians

Marie represented grandparents as interveners in care proceedings. After assessment, and with the support of the parents who were unable to care for the children, Marie was successful in having their grandchildren placed with her clients, with a Special Guardianship order being made in their favour.

Non-molestation injunction

Marie represented a father who had the care of the couple’s children in an application for a non-molestation injunction and occupation order against the mother. Following a contested hearing, the orders were eventually made for the mother to leave the home and the father to remain there with the children.

Non-molestation injunction

Marie acted for an elderly woman to obtain a non-molestation injunction against her son, who lived in her home and was being abusive to her. The orders were made by the Court, forcing him to leave the home with immediate effect.

Non-molestation injunction & Occupation Order

Marie represented a woman in an application for a non-molestation injunction and occupation order against her former partner, following allegations of violence. There were children involved, also alleged to be at risk. The case additionally involved a fabricated allegation he had made to the Police about Marie’s client, which the Police did not treat as Continue reading