Sadly, domestic abuse remains common place and the statistics confirm that prosecution for domestic abuse related offences are on the rise. Hopefully, that rise is due to more men and women affected by domestic abuse coming forward and seeking protection.
Domestic abuse is not just a women’s issue, men and children often suffer from domestic abuse too. Many of those who experience domestic abuse feel unable to make reports to the police or come forward and admit the situation they face at home or in their relationships. The chilling reality is, often this abuse is taking place behind closed doors and in their own homes where everyone deserves to feel safe.
When we hear of domestic abuse, images of black eyes and other injuries come to mind. Often, however, domestic abuse takes other forms. Domestic abuse is defined as any incident or patterns of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between intimate partners or family members. Domestic abuse can therefore include physical, psychological, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.
There are ways to protect against domestic abuse continuing. Hattons Solicitors can represent you in making applications to the Family Court for Orders such as Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders. A Non-Molestation Order offers protection by making it a criminal offence for the abuse to continue. The Orders are often detailed and can prevent a named person from using or threatening violence against you or coming within a certain distance of your property. An Occupation Order can help protect you by removing a person’s right to enter the family home even if they legally own it.
Here at Hattons we have specialist lawyers committed to helping those who are often most vulnerable and in need of protection.
We are proud to continue to hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency which means that we can arrange for your legal representation to be paid for by Legal Aid. We also have close links with local domestic violence support organisations whom we can put you in touch with to offer further support.
Call Hattons Solicitors today on 01744 744400 for free impartial advice. We’re on your side.
FOR more than 15 years Hattons Solicitors has been offering professional legal advice in all aspects of law.
Based in the Prudential Buildings on Victoria Square, the award-winning company, which opened in April 2001, quickly became established within the St Helens area.
With a friendly legal team providing straightforward help to both private customers and businesses, the company understands that all clients are individual, and takes great pride in continually keeping clients up-to-date about the progress of their cases to keep their minds at rest.
Over the years Hattons has become well known in the region for offering cost effective legal advice, while holding a reputation that is friendly, efficient and professional.
Client satisfaction is a vital focus for the firm, and its solicitors are very proud of the fact that many of their clients rate the service as excellent, and recommend the company to family and friends.
Director Bruce Hatton said:
“No matter what your issue, we always offer the same excellent service – honest, accessible, friendly advice that gives you the best chance of the outcome you deserve.”
With specialist legal experts in all aspects of law, Hattons is on the side of the client every step of the way. Mr Hatton said:
“Our specialist areas include all areas of personal injury, professional negligence, wills and probate, employment law, family law and business law.
“We offer clear advice by first listening to your needs, then looking through the options available to you.
“Our excellence and quality of work is reinforced by our Law Society Lexcel accreditation and our Investors in People award.
“We are also accredited members of the Law Society in specialist areas such as personal injury and family law, meaning that we have to maintain high standards.”
Hattons understands that each client has individual needs and offers regular communication about the progress of their case. The online client file view system allows clients to log in and view their case in real time at their own convenience.
Mr Hatton added:
“When you use Hattons Solicitors you can be assured of excellent service from a legal firm you can trust.”
To find out more information contact Hattons Solicitors on 0800 298 9690.
Legal Accounts Manager (Maternity Cover – 12 months)
Based in St Helens, Hattons Solicitors provides professional and cost effective Legal Advice and clear communication to our customers. With over 15 years of growth and expansion and no signs of slowing down, we are now looking to hire an enthusiastic part time Legal Accounts Manager to cover maternity leave.
Required to cover accounts tasks including:
Candidates will need:
Salary and hours are negotiable depending on experience. This role is on a part time basis and is completely flexible.
If you feel that you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for the role, then send a copy of your CV to email@example.com
Hattons Solicitors are a professional, cost effective North West law firm that stands out through its community passion and the way that we make legal advice accessible. Call us for clear, free and friendly initial advice without obligation to see if we can help you.
If you would like to find out about Hattons services call our expert legal team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively request a Call Back.
Many people think that planning for the future can be put off for another day. Sadly, for some, that day comes all too soon, and an opportunity has been missed to put your affairs in order, both for your own sake, and that of your family. It is never to early to begin this process, and no amount of assets is too small for proper consideration to be given of how you want it to be dealt with.
Seasons Greetings from everyone at Hattons Solicitors. Please note we close on Friday December 23rd and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
Hattons, together with St Helens Council’s Children and Young People’s Service and Cultivate Creative, are appealing for gift donations for both children and teenagers, who may not otherwise receive gifts this Christmas.
Children aged 0-3 years old
Rattles, books, mobiles, cuddly toys, teething toys.
Children aged 3-12 years old
Toys, games, books, art sets and any other age appropriate gifts.
Toiletries (male & female), cosmetics, books.
Please make sure your gifts are donated by Friday 16th December and NOT wrapped.
Gifts can be donated at:
Hattons Solicitors Reception
Prudential Buildings, 3 Victoria Square WA10 1HQ Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Family Mediation is now available by appointment on alternate Saturday mornings, starting October 29th, between 9:30am and 12:30pm with Debapriya Choudhuri.
Mr Choudhuri is an Accredited Specialist for Resolution which is committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. This means that he follows a strict Code of Conduct that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. He is also an Accredited Specialist on the Advanced Panel of the Law Society.
If you would like to make an appointment or to find out about Hattons Family Mediation services call 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the form here.