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My partner has been charged with assault in a domestic

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Hi my partner has been charged with assault in a domestic violence case involving his ex wife. How can we find a barrister who is experienced in this sort of case near where we live please?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Is this a common assault?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Battery (5 charges)
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

That is fairly standard work.

Any specialist criminal practitioner will be experience in that type of work. This is a fairly bog standard trial for the junior bar.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

The only issue is that your solicitor may or may not instruct a barrister. Sometimes they prefer to do the trial in house and also some Chambers are not covering Magistrates Court work all that much any more.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

You do have the right to a barrister though so you can ask them to instruct one.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry, I should have said, because they are both in the military it will be a Court Martial
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Not sure if this makes a difference?
But what I understand from what you are saying is that we should just find either a solicitor or barrister specialising in criminal law?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Ok.

Where are you in barracks?

Haven't ALS suggested anybody? Normally this isn't left to the servicemen to sort out.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Yes, that does make a difference.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No, they haven't. My partner is a senior officer in the RAF, we are not 'on base' as we live in our own home. I will ask him to contact them
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

It is a tri service system now and they should be instructing somebody on their lists. Usually though around an air base there are a number of firms that do that type of work. It is fair to say that it is more common with barracks basically because the Army is larger.

There are some chambers that specialise though. Try www.churchcourtchambers.co.uk or 187fleetstreet.com

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you Jo that's very helpful
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

no problem.

All the best.

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