Our family law barristers have deep knowledge of the latest changes in legislation and a proven record of success in achieving justice for those suffering abuse. We have strong links with agencies such as Refuge, Women’s Aid, CAFCASS and Southall Black Sisters, as well as local authorities.
Our members can act in both urgent and non-urgent cases, including
- Non-molestation orders
- Occupation orders
- Prohibited steps orders
- Female genital mutilation protection orders
- Forced marriage protection orders
Our team can deal with cases where there are concurrent family and criminal proceedings, with a wealth of experience in family related crime including murder, assault and sexual abuse.
Many of our members are also experts in dealing with vulnerable witnesses, with a strong commitment to ensuring their voices are heard.
female genital mutilation
Members of Garden Court have been prominent in providing legal advice to organisations such as FORWARD UK and Southall Black Sisters, as well as writing reports to the Parliamentary Inquiry into FGM and to the UN arguing for more effective protection for girls against mutilation.
We can help you apply for a protection order, and take steps to make sure it is complied with and enforced. We have strong links with support groups who are committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women.
Our crossover expertise in areas of law such as immigration and asylum means we are uniquely qualified to help in FGM cases where there is an international dimension.
getting urgent help
If your client is at immediate risk of harm, we can act quickly to protect them and provide specialist legal advice. We can attend court at very short notice to get emergency orders, often without notice to the other party.