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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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Jennifer Lynch is astute, efficient and very effective. She builds up a good rapport with her clients and can be relied on to deliver in every case.

Gerardine Buckley, Barrister

You all helped me through a really tough and stressful situation.  Thank you so much.

Mr M 

Thank you very much Sarah – it feels really good that everything is done and dusted. I can’t believe it was so simple really – thank you for all your support!
I have been recommending you and will continue to do so.

Mrs D – East Sussex

Samantha Barker at Brighton and Hove Law conducts her cases with competent vigour which undoubtedly makes the role of our barristers seamless. 

Steve Lavell, Director of Clerking

I must say you have been amazing throughout this process and we both are most grateful. I know it has not been the most straightforward of cases, but your understanding, flexibility and patience, along with your excellent communications have made it as pain free as could be possible. I will without doubt be recommending your services.

Mr F

Lucy has the rare quality of combining compassion and understanding with excellent knowledge and professionalism. She always made sure I understood what were sometimes difficult legal processes and she was realistic about time-frames and risks. Lucy manages to calm difficult situations and we got the best result possible. I hope I won’t need her services again but have already recommended her to a colleague.

Ms C

If I could give an abundance of stars to rate Brighton and Hove Law I would. They have given an excellent service all round.
The care and personal attention given has been amazing. The support and understanding has been unmeasurable.


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 

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