24 HOUR HELPLINE 020 3325 7415 info@berrislaw.co.uk

Occupation Orders

Occupation Order Solicitors

Do you need legal help with occupation orders?

Occupation orders will decide who is to have access to/ be excluded from the family home.

The order is relief under the Family Law Act 1996 and can prove useful in enforcement of a right to remain in the property, as well as prohibiting access or requiring individuals to depart occupancy. They may also be used to exclude an individual from an area where the property is situated.

These orders are only issued in particularly serious circumstances, such as when domestic abuse or an irreconcilable relationship breakdown has taken place. They are sometimes used in conjunction with orders which help to prevent harassment and allow an individual to go on with their life within the family home (non molestation orders).

As a result, there are stringent criteria which lead to these orders being granted as they are considered to be particularly draconian so expert guidance is needed to ensure an accurate application is submitted supported by strong evidence.

How can Berris Law help with your occupation order case?

The seriousness of occupation orders makes experienced, clear and accurate legal guidance particularly important.

When working with us, you will always be kept informed of the progress of your case, and we will also talk you through your options in detail so we can decide the best plan of action, together. We are committed to delivering specialist legal care, which is both professional and empathetic at a difficult and often confusing time.

Our role is to ensure your family remains safe and secure, whether by keeping occupancy of a property or barring individuals who pose a threat from the property. We will work closely with you to achieve a positive result.

What if I can’t afford a solicitor?

If you are unable to afford a solicitor, you may be eligible for legal aid. This system is there to ensure that everyone has access to the best legal team possible, regardless of their financial circumstances. All applications are confidential and subject to assessment of means and merits.

Speak to a member of our legal team for specialist advice

We are always happy to talk to new clients about their needs in a one-to-one conversation. If you’re considering the need for an occupation order, speak to us to find out how we can help. Call 020 3325 7415 to speak to us.


Free Consultation

We know that no two cases are ever the same and we are dedicated to guiding you through the legal process with tailored solutions which work for you. Fill out the form to request your free consultation today.

The office is open from 9 am to 5.30 pm Mondays to Fridays excluding bank holidays. In the event your call is urgent and require us out of hours please either telephone us on 020 3325 7415 or email us on info@berrislaw.co.uk or complete the online form. All are monitored 24/7.


    24 hour helpline