If you’re in a relationship that isn't working for you, either because you feel threatened or are with a violent or either an emotionally or physically abusive partner, it can be difficult to know where to turn to for help. Asking for help is the first step to resolving the situation.
At Burn & Co Solicitors, we’ve got people you can talk to in complete confidence and who can help to obtain the protection you need. We understand the feelings and concerns you have and make it our priority to support and help you through this difficult time.
Domestic abuse, whether physical or psychological, is unacceptable in any relationship and no one should ever be made to feel scared or threatened in their own home.
We know that simply walking away from a violent partner isn’t always an option - particularly if children are involved or you don’t have access to your own finances. It may be that you do not live close to your family and therefore do not have a support network around you. That’s why it’s vital to talk to someone you trust - a legal expert who can provide sympathetic but practical advice; explaining your options and helping you to put protective measures in place.
At Burn & Co Solicitors we provide that support. We work quickly to understand your unique situation and make your safety our priority. If you are in immediate danger we can take swift action and, where necessary, we obtain emergency court orders to protect you and your family from the abusive partner.
You can talk to us in complete confidence. We’ll discuss your options and what outcome you would like as well as clearly explaining the ways in which the law can protect you from domestic violence. As well as providing legal advice, we can put you in touch with a range of organisations who can provide additional help and support which you may need once a court order is in place. We keep you informed at every stage, explaining everything in straightforward terms and taking the right legal steps to protect you and your family.
Domestic violence can take many different forms but in whatever way you are experiencing it, it’s important to ask for help as soon as possible.
If you feel that you are in an abusive relationship, pick up the phone and talk to us. It’s the first step to taking control of your situation so call us for a free and confidential chat.
At Burn & Co Solicitors we explain everything in plain English, answering any questions you may have and making the process easy to understand. We also offer free, initial over-the-phone advice and will explain the estimated costs and timescales involved as soon as we can so you always know what to expect.
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"Claire Rutter and her team treated me from the start of my divorce proceedings until it’s conclusion with the perfect combination of efficiency and friendliness whilst maintaining professionalism at all times. I trusted her throughout and my settlement was superb"
– J. W – York
"I came to Burn & Co part way through my divorce, having been let down by the previous solicitors following a change in staff. I only wish I had started with Burn & Co as it has a real family feel to the Practice and I was made to feel that my case was very important"
– Mrs H – County Durham
"Burn & Co did a perfect job. To outcome and friendliness was more than excellent. I owe them my life."
– Mr M – York
"I feel that Burn & Co handled my case very well and did everything they could do to the best of their ability. I would recommend them to anyone"
– Miss H – Leeds
"Thanks for your undivided attention to every detail of my case onward and upwards"
– Mr O
"I had the utmost kindness from Burn & Company during a very difficult divorce. The expertise and professionalism were superb and all my queries and questions were answered very promptly, clearly and all options gone through. All the staff helped me cope during a very distressing period and gave me my life back.
– Ms S, York
Whilst I have commented in earlier correspondence about my appreciation and gratitude for all the work you did for me, I must record it once more. You have always been completely professional and very thorough. Your advice was always positive and objective and your practical and emotional support was unwavering.
– anonymous review written online about Claire Rutter
I experienced a firm whose employees knew their job and how to apply its various facets to its clients. I had every confidence in them throughout, which during the course of a case can become a little nerve-racking for the client. Not so for me in this case. So, I thank Burn & Co for their professionalism. I felt secure at every turn and junction in my case. I would, and will, willingly pass their name on to others.
– Mr H. L
Everyone I came into contact with acted very professionally, was always very respectful, kind and compassionate. The service I received was of a high standard.
- Mrs A
Fantastic, a very difficult process was made easier by friendly, professional staff.
- Mrs R, Easingwold
Thank you for your assistance and advice. Your professionalism and attention to detail made the process of my divorce go as smoothly as possible. -
Very efficient. I was kept up to date all the time and knew what was going on at all times.
- Mrs P, York
Very good support, understanding and knowledge. Fast responses/actions with clear information.
- Miss H, York
I wanted to personally thank you for all yur help, advice and work on my case. I really appreciate your patience and I am extremely grateful for your knowledge, professionalism and understanding. I will surely recommend you should anybody I know need a Solicitor for a similar matter or other.