Free Legal Advice Group for Domestic Violence
Free Legal Advice Group for Domestic Violence (or FLAG DV for short) is dedicated to protecting and empowering victims of domestic violence and abuse.
We are, currently, fundraising to launch our free legal advice surgery in Newbury, West Berkshire. Our aim is to have the surgery up and running by October 2013.
We will provide people with free, confidential advice on a one to one basis. Our trained, experienced legal advisors can help people by ensuring they understand their choices in law.
All of our solicitors, legal advisors, trustees and administrators will give their time for free.
There are at least 6000 victims of domestic violence and abuse a year, both men and women, in West Berkshire. Around 5 victims a month will require an emergency order to ensure their safety or that of their children or their property.
Victims of domestic abuse have complex legal needs. They may be facing homelessness or debt, they may need help on ending their relationship or doing the best for their children. Most do not know their legal rights. Most cannot easily find out what their legal rights are. Legal aid is vanishing and people are afraid to approach solicitors.
At FLAG DV we want to bridge that gap.
All help we receive will mean that people, who need advice the most, will be able to access top quality legal advice when they need it the most.