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Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

If you are suffering from domestic abuse, threatening behaviour or physical or sexual abuse then our Family Law specialists can take urgent steps to protect you and your children.

It’s vital that you seek advice at the earliest opportunity as our team will need to explain the options available to you and what they will mean for you and your family.

Our specialists also run an emergency injunction service where we will see you urgently and apply to the Courts for appropriate protection measures.

We know it can be worrying contacting a Solicitor but you’ll find our team approachable and easy to talk to. Always remember we are on your side.

Our Family Law specialists can support you with:

  • Emergency injunction service
  • Non-Molestation Orders, preventing violence, threats or harassment
  • Occupation Orders, where named individuals can be excluded from the family home or from coming within a certain distance of it
  • Legal advice post-injunction, such as divorce and separation, children arrangements, financial settlements, housing and welfare benefits
  • Practical support through our links with external agencies and support organisations

Our Family Law specialists aim to:

  • Respond urgently to requests for domestic abuse help
  • Use the full force of the law to put adequate protection in place
  • Handle domestic abuse matters strongly but sensitively to ensure client safety is quickly secured with the minimum of distress and upset
  • Carefully explain the injunction process and legal options moving forward to lessen concerns about the future
  • Use other expert teams within the firm such as matrimonial, housing, welfare benefits, wills & probate etc to provide on-going legal support
  • Communicate regularly and openly and always be ready to listen
  • Examine funding options such as Legal Aid and make the quality advice you need accessible and affordable
  • Help put in place personal support systems through introductions to specialist organisations, advice bodies, charities and community groups

Our Family Law Team

Our Family Law team represent clients in:

– Sheffield

– Barnsley

– Rotherham

– Other South Yorkshire areas

– London and surrounding areas

– Nationwide (throughout England)

The team also offer a free 30-minute consultation on your first visit, which can be made face-to-face, on the phone or virtually. Contact us on 0114 2496666 to make an appointment.

Our Family law Fees

Our family law team offer transparent and affordable prices to suit all financial circumstances. You will always be kept up to date with costs and they offer fixed fees for most areas, so you are always in full control.

Find a full list of our fees here.


How can we help? Contact us today

Contact us on 0114 2496666 and one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss your situation. We will take some initial information and if we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

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Legal Aid

Different levels of legal aid may be available for your case and we always assess new enquiries to see if they are in scope for funding – this will depend on the facts/type of case and means assessment. Wherever a case falls outside of scope we may be able to offer you a fixed fee and/or our hourly rates. All these funding options can be discussed with our new enquiry team.

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The Domestic Abuse team

The Howells Matrimonial team is one of the best in the country and one of the largest in South Yorkshire. They been consistently highly ranked for family law work in the north by the Legal 500. Howells have over 40 years’ experience supporting families and are ranked high on Review Solicitors where they have a rating of 4.9 out of 5 for their client care. The team are also accredited by Resolution and the Law Society.

Sensitive and compassionate in her client relationships, Alyson Siddal understands that she is not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, not bound by legal process but in real lives. Furthermore, Alyson has been a key part of Howells Solicitors for over 30 years and offers a wealth of expertise and experience. Alyson and the Matrimonial team are highly ranked in the Legal 500 rankingswith specific feedback on Alyson which is “Alyson Siddall is a very experienced matrimonial lawyer who is personable and approachable in addition to being an excellent solicitor”.

Sharon Lockwood is a highly regarded Family Law and Divorce Solicitor in Rotherham, with a specialism at dealing with complex cases involving children and high value assets. Sharon is very active in the local community of South Yorkshire and receives a high amount of praise from her clients and colleagues and has established herself as one of the most distinguish divorce specialists in the region.

John Clegg is a family specialist and covers all aspects of Matrimonial law including divorce, civil partnership and cohabitation breakdown, financial matters arising on separation and divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements and protection from domestic abuse.

Legal 500

The Legal 500 2022 edition ranks Family as a top tier firm in Yorkshire and Humber, saying “Family head Alyson Siddall, matrimonial specialist Sharon Lockwood and children team head Sarah Walker are the key names at Howells Solicitors. Based in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley respectively, they oversea a team that is particularly well known for high net worth cases with assets ranging from three to six million pounds.

The firm recently expanded its department with the addition of a collaborative law facility. John Clegg is an additional name to note.”

Alyson Siddall

Family Law

0114 249 6659
John Clegg

Family Law

0114 249 6795
Sharon Lockwood

Family Law

01709 364000
Caroline Euinton

Family Law

0114 249 6643
Louise Ellis

Family Law

01709 364 000
Ramandeep Kaur

Family Law

0114 249 6703
Wendy Bailey

Family Law

01226 805 190
Danielle Mahyar

Family Law

01226 805 190
Sophie Jensen

Family Law

01226 668 803
Laura Hill

Family Law

0114 249 6638
Cody Minshall

0114 249 6656
Megan Wright

0114 249 6654