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Mortimers on national panel for domestic violence

We are delighted to announce that Mortimers has been successful in its application to join a national panel set up to help victims of domestic violence.

Mortimer has been accepted onto the panel for the National Centre for Domestic Violence which is based in Guildford.

The NCDV receives referrals from the police and support agencies such as Refuge and Women’s Aid in domestic violence cases,” said Karen Brake, a partner at Mortimers and a specialist in Family Law.

“They refer those cases to solicitors on their panel and then it is our job to seek an injunction from the court.

“We have a very strong team of Family Law solicitors at Mortimers, and we feel that we have a genuine depth of experience and expertise when it comes to cases of domestic violence.

“It is one of the few areas of Family Law in which Legal Aid can be granted as state funding has been withdrawn from almost all of the other areas of family work.

“I should also point out that as a firm we also accept injunction work direct from the public, and cover all local courts.”

The NCDV provides an emergency injunction service to victims of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation. 

It works in close partnership with the police, firms of solicitors and other support agencies to help those affected to obtain speedy protection.