Q:How quickly can a solicitor obtain legal protection for me from domestic abuse?


When clients are faced with domestic abuse or harassment we are able to act very quickly. Of course all applications are based on the facts of the case and this is something that we will have to review upon instruction. From an initial client meeting to attendance at court we have often obtained either non-molestation or occupation orders within 48 hours. It is possible to attend court the same day before the District Judge of the day and applications will be made without notice to your spouse. If an order is then granted by the court, these will be served as soon as practical so that protection is in place. The police will also be served with copies of the order.

Vardags is a top family law firm that specialises in complex cases often involving an international element. If you cannot find answers to your questions here, please consult our ‘family law guide‘ for further information, call us on 0207 717 9979  or email