National LGBT domestic violence charity Broken Rainbow has appointed Morecrofts Solicitors to its national legal panel.
Broken Rainbow supports victims and survivors of abuse in same sex relationships and aims to highlight the impact that homophobic, transphobic and biphobic intimidation has on those in the LGBT community.
Morecrofts’ family law team has extensive experience of dealing with domestic violence cases and the agreement will allow victimising Broken Rainbow from Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire to receive a free 30-minute consultation.
The firm will also work in partnership with Broken Rainbow to help victims pursue appropriate legal action against their abusers.
Broken Rainbow managing director Jo HarveyBarringer recently visited Morecrofts to train members of staff in the uniquesensitivities of dealing with such cases, including elements of disclosure andthe importance of breaking down social barriers.
She said: “Broken Rainbow’s principal objective isto relieve the distress and suffering caused to the LBGT community by domesticviolence and abuse. One of the ways to do that is by educating more mainstreamorganisations responsible for domestic violence policy and practice.
“Morecrofts really stood out as an ideal partnerfor us, not just because of its already impressive reputation for family lawbut because it really takes the time to understand clients’ individual needs.
“The team has a strong track record of handling verycomplex and sensitive cases and we were both impressed and reassured by that.
“The practice has a very progressive approach tounderstanding the changing needs of today¹s families and it’s testament to thefirm’s ethics, values and expertise that we have appointed them as our referralpartner for Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales.”
Alison Lobb, managing partner of Morecrofts, said:“At every level of the firm, we have an unwavering commitment to investing indiverse communities and supporting victims of abuse or violence regardless oftheir background, gender or sexuality.
“Broken Rainbow does some incredible work inhelping people in the LGBT community to combat prejudice and intimidation andwe feel an enormous sense of pride that they have entrusted us to stand side byside with them in protecting the most vulnerable members of that community.”
Morecrofts is headquartered in Liverpool and alsohas offices in Wirral, Crosby, Allerton, Woolton and London