• Who are our clients?

    We are instructed by both men and women.  We represent both victims of domestic violence and clients who have been accused of domestic abuse and are looking to defend the allegations made against them.

    Where someone has been falsely accused of domestic violence the consequences for him or her can also be devastating. Such clients will often find that their lives have been turned upside down and that they have been forced to give up any contact with their children.  In some cases, they may have also lost their jobs. They will need urgent all-round support to include court applications for child arrangement orders and representations made to their employers. If necessary, our employment law team can make those formal representations to employers on behalf of clients.

    We are also instructed by family members – for example parents who are being subjected to domestic abuse from their children.


  • What domestic violence injunction orders are available to you?

    Non-molestation order – This is an order of the court that prohibits your spouse or partner  (or other family member) from using violence against you or threatening you with violence. These orders can be tailored to your specific needs.

    Occupation order – sometimes also called exclusion orders. This is an order of the court allowing you to return to your home if you have been locked out of it or alternatively the court can make an order excluding your spouse or partner (or other family member) from your home.

    Where appropriate you can apply to the court for the above orders without giving notice of your court application to your spouse, partner or other family member if it is likely that such spouse, partner or family member would stop you from making your domestic violence injunction application to the court if he or she got wind of it. These are sometimes called “ex parte” injunction orders.

  • Examples of our experience

    Acting for a mother who was being subjected to violence from her adult son.
    Successfully obtained injunction orders excluding her son from her home (and subsequently defended his claim on the mother’s property.)

    Acting for a wife with young children who was being subjected to physical, emotional, and financial abuse.
    Obtaining a court order preventing her husband from using or threatening her with violence. The husband was not allowed to contact her directly and was not allowed to remain in the family home. The court also made an order in this case that the husband continue to pay the mortgage and bills until a financial order had been made in the divorce proceedings between the couple.

    Acting for a husband who had been falsely accused of domestic abuse.
    The husband who was a professional was suspended from his employment and was only allowed to see his child under supervision. The proceedings were protracted but after a two-day trial the court dismissed all his wife’s allegations of abuse against him. He was reinstated to his employment and after separate court proceedings for a Child Arrangements Order he was allowed to see his child without any restrictions.

  • Memberships and Accreditations


    Resolution Family and Divorce Lawyer Mayfair London Saika Alam    The Law Society Family Accreditation Family and Divorce Lawyer Mayfair London Saika Alam  Collaborative Family Lawyer The Law Society Family Accreditation Family and Divorce Lawyer Mayfair London Saika Alam

  • Complimentary Consultation

    If you would like to find out more about how our team of specialist family and divorce lawyers based in London can support you then please get in touch.

    You can book a complimentary 30 minutes consultation session with our friendly and knowledgeable Head of Family Law, Saika Alam. In the session, Saika will learn more about the challenges that you are facing and talk through how we can help.

    We understand that it is so important that you get to speak to your divorce and family lawyer before you make any kind of commitment to use them. You need to get to know your divorce and family lawyer as much as we need to get to know you. That is why we do not make a charge for your initial consultation with us.

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Contact Us

Saika Alam Partner - Head of Family Law

+44 (0) 20 7851 0110


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