White Ribbon Week

At Breeze and Wyles Solicitors we are committed to spreading the message far and wide that Domestic Abuse is not acceptable.
Domestic abuse is physical, psychological, sexual or financial abuse that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship and forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour.
Everyone, whether male or female has a right to live a life free from violence. Abuse within the home still happens far more than you think; it’s just not talked about. Nationally, one incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute. However, a significant many more incidents are never reported. Victims are sometimes too afraid to speak out, ashamed or unaware of the assistance that is available. Sadly, some victims have been conditioned or brought up to believe that it is just to be expected. 
Most of the victims are women and it’s mostly committed by men. There is no excuse. It is a cancer within our society that must be tackled and White Ribbon Week is a week during which we join with other campaigners and domestic abuse organisations nationally to raise awareness and pledge never to COMMIT, CONDONE OR REMAIN SILENT.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, or know someone who maybe, we can help. Call us on 01992 558411.
Karen Johnson is an Associate Solicitor and Family Mediator of Breeze and Wyles Solicitors Ltd. A Graduate of the University of East Anglia who then completed her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London, qualified as a Solicitor in 2002 working in a local High Street Firm before joining Breeze & Wyles Solicitors in 2009 and becoming an Associate with the firm in 2011. Karen is a highly skilled and experienced Family Solicitor with in excess of 10 years experience of working in Family Law. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in the fields of Domestic Violence and Financial Matters. Karen is additionally a Family Mediator trained by and a member of the Family Mediators Association (The FMA) an association with over 20 years experience of Family Mediation. 


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