Solicitors: domestic abuse
ksflp
Tel: 01823 256 494
mail@ksflp.co.uk

Family Law & Matrimonial Law Specialists

Documents needed to Prove Domestic Abuse for Legal Aid


One or more of the following:-

  1. Proof that your opponent has an unspent conviction for a domestic violence offence.

  2. Proof that your opponent has a police caution for a domestic violence offence within the past 5 years.

  3. Proof of current criminal proceedings against your opponent for a domestic violence offence. This could be a newspaper clipping.

  4. Proof of an injunction against your opponent made by the court within the past 5 years.

  5. Proof of an undertaking given by your opponent to the court in the place of a court injunction within the past 5 years but only if you did not also give a court undertaking.

  6. A letter from a person appointed to chair a MAPPA meeting confirming that you have been referred as a high risk victim of domestic violence and the conference has within the last 2 years put in place a plan to protect you from your opponent.

  7. A copy of a finding of fact in a court within the past 5 years that there has been domestic violence giving rise to a risk of harm to you.

  8. A letter from a health care professional (a doctor or a nurse) confirming that they have examined you within the past 5 years and were satisfied that you had injuries or a condition (could be stress) consistent with being a victim of domestic violence and that they have no reason to believe that your injuries or condition were not caused by domestic violence. For an example of the letter that your doctor could write, Click here.

  9. A letter from a Social Worker confirming that within the past 5 years, you have been assessed as being, or at risk of being a victim of domestic violence from your opponent (or a copy of any such assessment). For an example of a letter that your Social Worker could write, Click here.

  10. A letter or report from a domestic violence support organisation to confirm that during the past 2 years, you have been admitted to a refuge for a period of at least 24 hours because of an allegation of domestic violence. The letter must give the dates and you can Click here for an example of a letter that such an organisation might write.

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Sole Director: Kevin Shearn LL.B

KSFLP Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under reference number 611869.


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