Domestic Abuse and Protective Orders

“6 Pump Court’s group has ‘a breadth and depth of knowledge’ in both children and finance matters. Areas of expertise range from complex TOLATA claims to international children relocation cases”.

Legal 500 (2015)

All too frequently family disputes include allegations of domestic abuse. We are experienced in obtaining protection for victims of abuse and also in ensuring that clients do not suffer as a result of false allegations.

Our barristers have expertise in cases under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and under the Family Law Act 1996.

Fact-finding at an early stage in both children and financial cases may have a significant impact on the outcome of those other proceedings.


Our recent cases include:

  • Acting in numerous fact findings, including representing victims of rape and other offences of violence, often where the perpetrator had previously been acquitted in the Crown Court.
  • Acting for a father where the mother wrongly accused the father both of assaulting her and sexually assaulting the child. Following a fact finding hearing in which the court found against the mother the child was moved to live with her father.