Domestic abuse and injunctions: how to run such cases successfully

Recorded on: 23/01/2023

This webinar will look at the many developments in recent years regarding injunctions applied for within family law cases, and answer common questions such as:

  • What is the time frame for the return date?
  • What does the exclusion zone mean when it comes to non-molestation-orders?
  • What is the effect of power of arrest, and when can the court not accept an undertaking?
  • Should you apply under the Family Law Act, Protection from Harassment Act, Children Act, or some other provision?
  • How do you ensure that the order is clear enough to avoid problems later on?

The webinar will comprise the following elements:

  • When the Family Law Act 1996 is applicable
  • The essential criteria of Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders
  • Use of standard forms and the FL401 template
  • When to pursue civil rather than criminal sanctions
  • Injunctions and cases involving children, Practice Direction 12J and guidance when children are victims of domestic abuse
  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and how this is relevant to family lawyers
  • When you should plead economic and financial abuse
  • When to use narrative statements
  • Forced marriage and FGM protection cases
  • A summary of the Domestic Abuse Act 2020
  • Developments in case law



Members:  £115.00

Non members:  £159.00

Sole practitioner:  £80.00

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