Surviving domestic abuse and how a family lawyer can help

Join us online on Wed, 30 September 2020 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm

A free webinar sharing a survivors story, the support available and your legal options. 

Hosted by family lawyer,  Sarah Jane Lenihan from Stowe Family Law and Rachel Williams, inspirational and active campaigner for tackling domestic abuse,  Founder of Stand up to Domestic Abuse and Ambassador & Facilitator of The Freedom Programme. 

In this free hour-long webinar, Sarah Jane meets domestic abuse survivor, Rachel who will share her story, experiences and her ongoing campaign to end domestic abuse.  It will also cover how a family lawyer can help victims of domestic abuse and an understanding of non-molestation orders and occupation orders.  

Rachel Williams 

After 18 years in an abusive relationship, Rachel was shot and severely injured by her violent partner in 2011. He then committed suicide, as did her 16-year-old son Jack, shortly after the attack. Rachel spent several weeks in hospital and now lives with life-altering injuries.

Rachel is an Ambassador for The Freedom Programme, Patron for SEEdS Wales and a SafeLives Pioneer. She campaigns tirelessly and is committed to ending domestic abuse.

A qualified IDVA, Rachel also runs an online awareness Facebook page called Don’t Look Back.

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Sarah Jane Lenihan, Partner at Stowe Family Law 

Family lawyer, Sarah Jane has extensive experience of working with victims of domestic abuse and is passionate about helping people who are suffering at the hands of an abuser. 

Through her work at the National Centre of Domestic Violence, she has undertaken specialist training in this area and is accredited by the Law Society with an advanced award demonstrating her specialist knowledge in family law with particular expertise in domestic abuse.

Sarah Jane frequently supports her clients to secure the protection orders they need from the family courts to improve theirs and their children’s safety.  

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March 31st – Fair share: understanding pensions and divorce

April 28th – Completing your Form E – what not to do

May 26th – Divorce with dignity: mediation and collaborative law explained

June 30th – Is an amicable divorce possible?

July 28th – Who gets the house?

August 25th – Sharia law and divorce explained

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