Domestic Abuse Solicitors

Family law solicitors

Our family law solicitors in Portsmouth and Waterlooville are experienced in helping victims of domestic abuse to obtain the protection that can be provided by the law.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, we can provide you with advice and assistance about the options available to you, as well as advising about other support services which you may wish to access to help you come to terms with your experience.

Domestic abuse legal support

Domestic abuse affects those who are or have been intimate partners or family members (regardless of gender or sexuality) and are aged 16 or over. It can include a single incident or pattern of behaviour which is controlling, coercive, threatening or violent and can encompass psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse.

If you are suffering from violence, threats or intimidation, there are two main types of injunctions which can be obtained:

  • Non-molestation order – aims to prevent your partner or ex-partner from using or threatening violence against you or your children. This includes intimidation, harassment and pestering you to ensure the health, safety and well-being of yourself and your children.
  • Occupation order – an occupation order is used to decide on the occupation of a property, which means that one party may be required to leave the family home due to the impact their behaviour is having on the family.

Free confidential consultation

We offer a free 20 minute family law consultation to discuss your situation. To speak to one of our family law experts or book an appointment at our Portsmouth or Waterlooville office, please call us on 023 9298 1000 or email connect@verisonalaw.com.

Our team

Adam Corcoran
Principal Lawyer and Head of Commercial Property
Andrea Cox
Principal Lawyer - Wills, Trust and Probate
Carla Burt
Conveyancing Assistant - Residential Property
Charlene Griffin
Team Assistant - Family
Charlotte Attwood
Team Assistant - Family
Conor Geoghegan
Solicitor - Commercial Property
David Hawkins
Litigation Executive - Historic Abuse
Ellie Reynolds
Solicitor - Wills, Trusts and Probate
Gemma Johnson
Team Assistant - Residential Property
Iain Belcher
Consultant - Wills, Trust and Probate
Jackie Dobson
Team Assistant - Historic Abuse
Jackie Goring
Solicitor - Commercial Property
Jackie Sneddon
Team Assistant - Family
Jane Pethick
Team Assistant - Employment and Corporate & Commercial
Jane Wheeler
Solicitor - Family Law
Jeremy Paterson
Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
Lisa Gafarov
Litigation Executive - Historic Abuse
Louise Bambury
Client Service Coordinator
Marie Forbes
Solicitor - Historic Abuse/Litigation
Michael Dyer
Principal Lawyer and Head of Business Law
Natalie Chance
Team Assistant - Marine
Natalie Tait
Team Assistant - Wills, Trust and Probate
Nickie Mills
Team Assistant - Wills, Trust and Probate
Nigel Wale
Team Assistant - Commercial Property
Robert Harris
Consultant - Commercial Property
Sara-Jayne Fildes
National Head of Family Law
Sue Ball
Principal Lawyer, Head of Employment & Southern Region
Tim Reynolds
Principal Lawyer and Southern Region Head of Marine
Tracy Hunns-Clarke
Litigation Executive