Affordable Legal Services @ Staying Put is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting all people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.
The scheme has been funded by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and the Big Lottery – Reaching Communities Fund.
Affordable Legal Services @ Staying Put will offer legal advice to all victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence who are not eligible for legal aid.
We know that on average 25-30 per cent of victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence are not eligible for legal aid. This means they are often unable to access legal advice and representation.
A domestic abuse and sexual violence victim who wants to use a high street solicitor to apply for a non-molestation order currently has to pay significantly high costs for the order alone – these costs increase if the application is contested.
Affordable Legal Services @ Staying Put is a not-for-profit service, providing the same level of service as a high street solicitor for a fraction of the cost, making it far more affordable for vulnerable people.
A Family Law solicitor and Legal Secretary run the service; the new service opened its doors on 1st August 2019.
Asia Majid is the lead solicitor, assisting people experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence to get expert help on issues including non-molestation orders, occupation orders and representation in proceedings concerning children.
Asia is very excited to be part of this new service, which will provide real help for domestic abuse survivors across West Yorkshire.
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This project will help protect and support some of our most vulnerable people, providing legal assistance and making it affordable to those who might not otherwise be able to access legal advice.
Affordable Legal Services @ Staying Put is a subsidiary company of the charity Staying Put, based in Bradford, Yorkshire, who offer free information and support to all victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
To find out more about Staying Put go to www.stayingput.uk.net