Knowing that help is available is an important starting point in stopping domestic abuse. A huge problem is that often abusive behaviour doesn't seem to fit tidily into one category of offence and victims are afraid any allegation they make won't result in criminal prosecution.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus how domestic abuse continues to pervade our society, leaving victims isolated and reliant on domestic abuse charities more than ever. Yet countless people continue to suffer behind closed doors as society opens up again.
Russell-Cooke associate Evie Smyth explores in Darling Magazine the signs of an abusive relationship and the legal options available to put an end to it.
Recognising an abusive relationship is free to read on the Darling Magazine website.
Evie Smyth is an associate solicitor in the family team. She advises on a range on family matters, including divorce and separation, matrimonial finance and private law children matters. She also assists senior members of the team with high value matrimonial finance cases involving complex and overseas assets.