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At WTB Solicitors we know that domestic violence can affect anyone. We also know that no matter who you are, it can be hard to talk about domestic abuse.

We understand that each domestic abuse situation is as unique as the individuals involved. Domestic violence affects all areas of society regardless of background, wealth, culture, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Broken Rainbow, the UK’s only LGBT domestic violence charity, state that in 2014 76,336 cases went through Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences but only 0.9% of cases were identified as LGBT however 8 times as many people identifying as LGBT, and assessed as being medium to high risk, called Broken Rainbow’s helpline during the same period. Broken Rainbow have estimated that 1 in 4 LGBT and 4 in 5 Trans relationships involve domestic abuse. It is clear that many people experiencing domestic violence and abuse are suffering in silence and need to feel confident that if they seek help they will be treated with dignity and respect.

We want to make sure you know that at WTB Solicitors LLP, you will always be treated with respect. Our expert solicitors have been trained by Broken Rainbow to ensure that our service is inclusive and we are aware of the additional issues that those experiencing domestic abuse in the LGBT community may face. We understand that people don’t come forward due to; a fear of being outed, concerns that service providers may not understand the issues they are facing, a fear of real or perceived phobic behaviour, or a fear of stereotyping.

We want to reassure you that equality, diversity and community are at the foundation of our firm. We believe that everybody deserves access to justice and we know diversity only makes our community stronger. As a Manchester firm, we recognise the rich history that Manchester has with LGBT rights and we are proud to support the LGBT community at the heart of our city.

We understand that LGBT domestic violence victims and survivors may face issues which are unique to the LGBT community. We will listen to you and work out what we can do to help, from giving practical advice to offering legal solutions.

If you need urgent help, please contact us on 0161 224 3311. Our solicitors are often able to obtain an emergency order from court within 24 hours. If you feel you are in immediate danger, call 999.

If you are safe but need assistance following a relationship breakdown and need to obtain a dissolution, resolve property or children issues please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about how we can help.

For more information about support available:

A police advice surgery is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 0845 3 30 30 30 from 10am-10pm
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