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Forced Marriage


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A Forced Marriage is when a person is denied their right to choose who they can marry. The person can face physical and emotional pressure to marry. They are threatened with harm, and in some cases are beaten if they do not comply. They are placed under enormous emotional pressure, being told that they are bringing shame on to the family if they do not comply.


It is a criminal offence in England and Wales to force another person into marriage whether they are children or adults.


At Duncan Lewis, our Family department can assist clients to prevent a forced marriage from occurring by obtaining forced marriage protection orders which:


  • prohibits a forced marriage
  • stop intimidation and violence
  • reveal whereabouts of a person
  • prevent the victim from being taken abroad
  • protect someone if a forced marriage has already occurred


Our Family department is made up of highly experienced solicitors in this area of law to assist victims immediately, and who deal with such cases with sensitivity, skill and care. Our solicitors are dedicated and committed to providing support, legal advice and solutions to empower individuals to enable them to protect themselves and their children.


To speak to one of our experienced lawyers please call on 0207 923 4020 or visit us at: www.duncanlewis.com. We look forward to hearing from you

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