THANKS TO LEGAL AID, a mother and her children feel safe in their home

DVimageI represented a woman who had been subjected to domestic abuse.

Her partner was physically violent in front of their children. She separated from her partner, but the abuse left her too scared to leave her home.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I obtained a court order preventing her ex-partner from contacting her or visiting her house.


(Image by Wonmo Kang, licensed under Creative Commons)

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, a survivor of domestic violence could live with her daughter

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“I represented a vulnerable mother who had experienced domestic violence. Social services were refusing to allow her to see her daughter overnight. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I secured her a shared care arrangement so she could live with her daughter for half of every week.”

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, the court upheld a woman’s allegations that her in-laws were arranging for her to be gang raped.

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“Today I met a woman who alleged her husband’s family arranged for her to be gang raped by unknown men. Her husband failed to acknowledge it, choosing to believe his parents. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, her allegations were determined and upheld in a family court.”

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I prevented a victim of domestic violence with mental health problems from sleeping in the street.

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“Today I met a woman with mental health problems. She fled her home after a violent assault by her partner. She had nowhere to stay but the local authority refused her accommodation. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I compelled them to provide housing so that she wouldn’t sleep on the street.”