Free legal advice for DA victims in Thames Valley

Flag DV

The following is from Wendy at the OPCC for Thames Valley regarding Louisa who is one of our DA Champions:

Dear All,

I wanted to introduce you to Louisa Fidler who is the Growth and Development Manager for Flag DV (Free Legal Advice Group for Victims of Domestic Violence). Flag DV offer a 30 minute free legal advice appointment for victims of domestic abuse.  The service is for those aged over 18 years who need advice about family law.  Clients will be offered a telephone consultation or face to face appointment and the service is free and available across Thames Valley.

The types of referrals Flag DV would expect to receive is where knowledge and advice is required about the following:

  • Divorce or separation
  • Child custody, residency and arrangements including contact with a child in care
  • Application for legal aid
  • Application of non-molestation orders, occupational orders, forced marriage protection orders
  • Financial matters
  • General court proceedings understanding

Please find a linked referral form to complete with the client and return to louisa.fidler@flagdv.cjsm.net (encryped email) or contact Louise to discuss.  Clinics are held every week and contact the client is made within 72 hours on receipt of referral.

Contact Louisa (who is on the DA Champion database- for trained champs) if you would like her to brief your staff on the Flag DV service or if you have any further enquires.

Kind regards,

Wendy