Claire Edgar provides training on domestic abuse to newly appointed ASSIST NI Advocates

Claire Edgar

14 September 2021

On 27th August 2021, our Family Law Partner, Claire Edgar presented at a training panel event to welcome newly appointed Advocates for ASSIST NI.

ASSIST NI is a new advocacy service which has is being delivered by Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid, Foyle Family Justice Centre and the Men’s Advisory Project.  The service aims to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse in Northern Ireland and to provide coordinated and tailored support in partnership with well-established services. 

Claire provided the Advocates with an overview of the legal protections that are available to those who have been victims of domestic abuse.

Claire commented; “I was thrilled to be asked to provide training for the ASSIST NI Advocates on the legal remedies for domestic abuse.   ASSIST NI is an exciting and innovative new service which will provide significant additional support to those suffering from domestic and sexual abuse in our communities.  It is vitally important for victims of abuse to have a person to talk to who understands the impact of domestic abuse and who can help signpost them to other services that may help them.  I wish all of the newly appointed Advocates the very best of luck with this new venture.”

For legal advice on issues surrounding domestic abuse, Claire can be contacted via email on or via telephone on 028 9024 3901