WHAT IS AFFORDABLE JUSTICE?

Affordable Justice is a new service based at Winner, the Preston Road Women’s Centre in Hull.

We want to ensure that women can access legal advice and representation by offering affordably-priced, non-profit making legal services, provided by qualified solicitors who are experts in this field. You do not have to live in Hull to access this service. Our hourly rate is less than a third of commercial rates and we can help you with payment plans or to access your local Credit Union. Our Affordable Justice service is led by Sue Sedgwick, a Hull solicitor experienced in family law. Sue and her team can help you with:
  • Divorce, separation and cohabitation - resolution of relationship breakdown.
  • Non-molestation orders to provide some personal protection for you and/or your children.
  • Occupation Orders to regulate who lives at the family home, to help you and your children to live in safety.
  • Representation in Proceedings concerning child arrangements.
  • Specific Issue Orders – for example for the return of a child who has been forcibly removed.
  • Prohibited Steps Orders – for example to stop the other party from removing the child from the care of the Applicant.
While legal proceedings are underway, we are also able to support you and your family with our other services, including domestic violence support, safe housing and nursery provision. You don’t need to come to the Women’s Centre – the team can meet you in a location convenient to you.

MEET THE TEAM

Sue Sedgwick

Sue is the lead solicitor at Affordable Justice.

She qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and has since practised solely in Family Law. Sue has focused specifically on dealing with matters concerning domestic abuse and in particular in assisting women who have been subjected to domestic abuse. She has a wealth of experience in dealing with urgent applications for Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders and also has significant experience in dealing with children matters, including Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders.

Sue is experienced in supervising other fee earners in this area of law and has been involved in running companies limited by guarantee and charities. Sue is committed to working with women in the local community.

    Erika Williman

    Erika is a Family Law solicitor with over twenty years’ experience.

    She has worked throughout Yorkshire and will be providing services relating to divorce, finances and the consequences of relationship breakdown. She will also be supporting women leaving abusive relationships with child arrangement orders and other orders in tandem with Sue. She was a member of the Women's Aid management committee in York for several years and has worked with survivors of abuse throughout her career.

    Erika is committed to providing the best quality legal advice and representation to women whatever their circumstances and in particular when making the extremely courageous decision to leave an abusive relationship.

      Ellen Hadi

      Ellen is the Legal Secretary for Affordable Justice.

      She has over 20 years’ administrative experience working in Housing, NHS, Social Services and the Probation Service. Over the last five years, Ellen has supported the empowerment of women via non-molestation orders, stopping eviction orders, ensuring domestic abuse survivors are treated by the Criminal Justice System with respect and support, and acting as an interface between agencies to promote child protection and safeguard the interests of vulnerable people.

      Ellen is particularly keen to promote the rights of women and welcomes the chance to make a positive difference to others by allowing them to have their voices heard.

        GET IN TOUCH

        Please contact us and we can discuss your situation. There is no charge for this.

        • 01482 711003
        • Preston Road Centre, 60-62 Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3RT
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