These statistics published close to home in Hartlepool urged me to ask one of the team what they thought.

Jackie Blackwell, Paralegal in our Family Team and specialises in  Domestic Violence said,

" Men can be victims too. It can be embarrassing for a man to ask for help and they can feel ashamed but they will be treat in exactly the same way as women when it comes to being a victim of domestic abuse which comes in many forms. It doesn’t have to be physical, behaviour can be intimidating, manipulating, bullying and controlling in relation to finances, children, day to day household duties and saying where they can and can’t go."