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Judge warns of 'very strict criteria' for non-molestation orders

6th April 2023

Law Gazette

High Court judge has issued a warning to practitioners to stop making applications for non-molestation orders when there is no basis for them.

In DS v AC Mrs Justice Lieven DBE noted the ‘significant growth’ in the number of applications under the Family Law Act during the pandemic, saying this number had yet to fall back to pre-2020 levels.

The judge said a large proportion of the applications are made without notice and it was useful to remind lawyers of the ‘very strict criteria’ for the making of such orders.

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