Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship.  However it is not just physical violence – domestic abuse includes any emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse.

It can happen in any relationship and even after the relationship has ended.  Both men and women can be abused or abusers. 

Witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse, and teenagers can suffer domestic abuse in their relationships.  Domestic abuse can seriously harm children and young people.

Maria Ahmad heads our Family and Matrimonial Department but also leads the team dealing with Domestic Abuse.  You can drop into the office if you are a victim of domestic abuse at any time and subject to availability a member of our team will see you without an appointment and provide a professional, confidential and no obligation initial free consultation.

We appreciate that some circumstances require instant action to protect you or your children.  We are able to provide immediate assistance with a sensitive caring and compassionate approach.  We cover a wide area geographically to include Leicester, Derby, Birmingham, Loughborough, Coventry, Nuneaton, Nottingham and surrounding areas.

It is important for you to have confidence that your case will be expertly handled.  Our domestic abuse team is one of the largest and most successful in the Midlands:

  • We have three dedicated caseworkers that deal with domestic violence injunctions every day.
  • Since 2013 we have obtained over 400 Domestic Violence Injunctions and Prohibited Steps Orders.
  • Our success rate is 99%.

You do not need to worry about funding your case as despite the devastating cutbacks on legal aid domestic violence and abuse is one area where Legal Aid is readily available.  One of our team will be happy to speak to you if you have any concerns about funding and to tell you what evidence will be required by the Legal Aid Agency in order for you to qualify for Legal Aid.

Please call to speak to any of the following team members for further advice and assistance;

Mala Johar

Direct Dial: 0116 2575306
Mobile Tel: 07713 616874
Email: malajohar@johars.com

Maria Ahmad

Direct Dial: 0116 2575313
Mobile Tel: 07891490108
Email: mariaahmad@johars.com

Neha Jhingan

Direct Dial: 0116 2575316
Mobile Tel: 07891 490113
Email: nehajhingan@johars.com

Stephanie Clifton

Direct Dial: 0116 2575323
Mobile Tel: 
Email: stephanieclifton@johars.com  

Domestic violence is still largely a hidden crime.  Many who have experienced abuse from a partner or ex-partner will often try to keep it from families, friends or authorities.

You are not alone.  Don’t suffer domestic abuse or violence in silence.  We can help.