If you are being stalked, harassed or abused - there is action you can take.
We offer a comprehensive service and can offer advice and guidance on all forms of protection that are available. We have years of expertise and experience in advising clients who seek protection from abuse, and we will always take utmost take care to explore with our clients the best course of action to provide the quickest and most cost-effective remedy.
Whilst protection may be afforded by police and the social work department in many situations, there can be situations where the nature of the offending conduct or apprehended conduct is such that seeking a civil remedy may be given additional protection.
We appreciate suffering harassment and other forms of abuse can be distressing and we are here to assist you in exploring with you the nature and personality of the person harassing you, and to assess what measure will be most effective to protect you. We will ensure that you feel empowered in the decisions you make. We shall also discuss with you the costs involved and whether you are eligible for legal aid.
If you do not wish the Defender to know your whereabouts, we can ensure you are designed in any court papers as care of your solicitors. This would protect confidentiality and stop a situation whereby your address becomes known to the opponent purely because of the raising of a protective action.
What orders you will seek will depend on such factors as whether you are married, in a civil partnership or a cohabiting couple at the time when the orders are sought. If you do not fall into any of those categories, there is still protection you can seek in terms of the Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Act 2001, and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, and various common law remedies.
Our team of family lawyers can guide you through this process offer clear and concise advice on all aspects of your protective civil remedies. We frequently assist clients in using our experience to accelerate the raising of urgent proceedings both at Sheriff Court level and in the Court of Session, seeking to ensure our clients’ protection. As well Exclusion Orders, Matrimonial and Domestic Interdicts Powers of arrest we can advise on all other civil remedies including Non-Harassment Orders, Breach of Interdict and all forms of common Law remedies.
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Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.
If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.
Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.
The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.