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Domestic abuse is an incredibly serious issue which can affect anyone. At Brighton & Hove Law, we recognise the need to work sensitively in cases where domestic abuse may be present to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those involved.

How can we help?

We offer free 30-minute consultations for those in need of advice. We also offer reduced rates for those experiencing domestic abuse. We are able to assist victims in obtaining court orders for protection, and can organise the implementation of non-molestation orders. In emergency situations, we can work out of office hours to ensure such applications are dealt with in court the next day.

We recognise the importance of working swiftly and decisively when it comes to domestic abuse, and will ensure all applications are made without delay. Where appropriate, we can also deal with issues under public funding (Legal Aid). We also work closely alongside organisations such as RISE, a domestic violence organisation and can refer you to agencies that will provide you with the support needed for your specific circumstances.

In an emergency situation, telephone the police immediately at 999.

Need more information?

Please see below for links to other information on domestic abuse and organisations working to support adults and children experiencing abuse or those who are unsure whether they may be:

Phone Emergency Social Services: 07563 026798

RISE (Domestic Abuse Organisation):

Ask for ANI (Information on the scheme and postcode checker for your nearest location):

Government initiative (a one-time £250 or £500 payment to victims escaping abuse) and how to apply:

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Mrs D – East Sussex

Dear Jennifer,

I would just like to say a massive thank you to you and your team. I am so pleased that you have represented me and helped me win my children back into my life. Your legal advice is second to none and you are very approachable. This made me feel very comfortable and confident throughout.

Mr R 

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your services, advice and much help you gave me this year. You were very kind and patient with me Lucy and I could not have got through it without you.

Ms C

Thanks very much for all your sterling help through what has been a horrible time.

Mrs M  –  Brighton 

Thank you for all your help Sarah. I would not have got to this point on my own without your help. I appreciate everything you’ve done and the way you have always been so approachable and understanding of my situation. Without having you there this past year, I would be in a much more anxious and unhappy state of mind – and I would have felt helpless and unable to speak during the hearings.

Ms G

Thank you for all your help through my divorce. It has truly been an incredibly stressful ordeal, much more than I ever thought it would be. What I originally thought would be a simple and even quick divorce and parting of the ways, turned into something really quite different and ugly. However, you have kept me updated through the whole procedure, explained my options to me and the process. Some of which not always clear to me so thank you for your patience. You have also been mindful of costings of which I am grateful. Your attention to detail was also very reassuring, especially at a times when I just wanted the whole thing to be over.
So again, thank you.

Mrs W – Brighton 

I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah on some very complex and difficult cases over the years.  She never loses sight of the client’s objectives but makes sure they receive realistic and sensible advice. Her case preparation is excellent and she is always willing to go the extra mile when necessary. When I receive a brief from Sarah I know that the case will be conducted effectively and efficiently. She is a consummate professional and a delight to work with.

Amanda Clarke, Barrister

Sarah Dummett goes well beyond the extra mile every time. Her clients are really well supported and guided by her as they navigate their way through the often challenging legal process.

Gerardine Buckley, Barrister

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