Non-Molestation Injunctions and Occupational Orders in relation to COVID-19
It is essential that the Court continues to meet the needs of those needing protection during the National Public Health Crisis.
Non-molestation injunction applications will be heard by Skype or by telephone.
At the conclusion of the hearing the Court will draw any orders and will send them to the relevant police force. Ordinarily the Court will make such orders to last for 6 or 12 months subject to the right of the respondent to ask the Court to reconsider the order.
The Court will list a return date within 14 days when the respondent only need attend by telephone or by Skype. If the respondent fails to notify the court or, having done so, fails to make themselves available at the time of the hearing, the Court will continue the injunction orders.
If the respondent attends the hearing and wish to challenge any orders made without notice the court will fix a further remote hearing for both parties to attend by Skype or by telephone when further directions will be given.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse or feel you or your children are at risk of harm. Please contact the office as a matter of urgency, our family solicitors are working throughout and will be available to give you specialist advice. You are not alone during this crisis.
If you would like to speak to a member of the family department, then call us on 01642 247656 or visit https://www.watsonwoodhouse.co.uk/service/family-law/ for more information.