As many people prepare to head off on holiday at this time of year, the Holiday Claims Team at Hattons are urging people to be prepared in case their holiday turns out not to be the full package.
With many holidays so easily be ruined by something as simple as injury or illness, the team say that by making sure you know what is classed as a package holiday and what is not you will ensure you stand the best chance of seeking redress should something go wrong.
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. 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 North West, Hattons Solicitors provide professional, cost effective and accessible legal advice. Put simply, we’re on your side.
With a friendly and experienced legal team, we strive to listen, understand, empathise and communicate clearly to all our individual clients who have suffered injury. We take pride in our work and in the progress of each client’s case from start to completion with the objective of obtaining a satisfactory settlement for all.
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.
“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.
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.
Family Mediation is now available by appointment only, between 10:00am and 12:00pm on Saturdays 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.
We are proud to hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency enabling us to advise and represent clients funded by Legal Aid.
Despite significant changes being made to the availability of Legal Aid in April 2013, it is still possible to obtain Legal Aid for family matters. We remain committed to providing services under Legal Aid and undertake a free assessment to any person seeking to ascertain their eligibility.
We are proud to announce we are now able to offer Family Mediation following the recent qualification of Mr.Choudhuri as a Mediator through Resolution.
Debapriya Choudhuri qualified as a specialist Family Law Solicitor in 1995 since which time he has gained extensive experience in representing parties involved in Divorce and financial matters, cohabitation disputes and the arrangements for children following family breakdown.