Tiger Law’s Head of Family, Paula Tanner, has today joined the Only Mums & Dads Family Law panel and the Green Phone initiative.
Only Mums & Only Dads is a social enterprise set up to support mums and dads going though divorce or separation.
The Family Law Panel is “a national network of leading family law professionals dedicated to supporting families by empowering them to make the best choices in navigating the legal process.” Panel members are committed to a non-confrontational approach to family law and sign up to a code of conduct which promotes that.
Under the Green Phone initiative, victims of domestic abuse can access free advice from family law professionals. Only Mums & Dads says of the initiative:
“During the present Covid-19 pandemic, all solicitors displaying the green telephone icon will hold free conversations with you if you are concerned about any possible domestic abuse situation in your household. They will endeavour to explain all your options for staying safe”.
Having newly taken up the position of Head of Family, Paula felt that it was important for Tiger Law to take part in this scheme to support people who had experienced domestic abuse, which has worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic and the related lockdowns. Being confined to close quarters with an abusive partner is extremely distressing and the ability to quicky and simply access advice free of charge can make a massive difference to the outcome for victims.