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Domestic Abuse


The Law Centre is still open, and although we cannot currently offer face-to-face appointments, we can still provide advice to survivors of domestic abuse over the phone and by email if safe to do so.

Government advice states that isolation instructions as a result of coronavirus DO NOT APPLY if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.

This means that even if you are self-isolating you are entitled to flee your home if you are experiencing domestic abuse in order to seek help and protection.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is not always physical violence. It can also include:

  • Coercive control and ‘gaslighting’
  • Economic abuse
  • Online abuse
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse

If you are in immediate risk of harm or it is an emergency, call 999.

What we can do:

Domestic abuse often impacts multiple areas of a person’s life.

The Law Centre has expertise in housing, homelessness, welfare benefits and immigration but we will also assist women to access advice on family matters, including injunctions and related support services.

Our service is completely confidential.

How to contact us:

If you would like to speak to us you can call our Women’s Crisis Navigator directly on 020 8148 5276 on weekdays between 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Please ensure that you leave a message stating your name, number and a safe time for her to call you back.

Or you can email our Women’s Crisis Navigator: kate.evans@hflaw.org.uk

Alternatively, you can email reception at hflaw@hflaw.org.uk or call reception on 020 3880 1727 and leave a message stating your name, number and a safe time for us to call you back.