What is an injunction?

An injunction is a court order made under the Family Law Act that instructs a person that they are prohibited from committing certain actions. The most common situation in which injunctions are used is when a relationship has broken down and one of the parties is alleged to be harassing, threatening or assaulting the other.

Our video explains how the law can protect you from an abusive relationship.

What orders are available under the Family Law Act 1996?

There are two types of order available, often colloquially known as injunctions.

A Non-Molestation Order is a court order that instructs a person that they are prohibited from committing certain acts. The most common situation in which this is used is when a relationship has broken down and one of the parties is alleged to be harassing, threatening, or assaulting the other.

The other type of Order is an Occupation Order, and this is used to control who lives in the family home. One party can be ordered to leave if the circumstances are serious enough.

We are highly experienced in dealing with Family Law Act cases

We are highly experienced in both obtaining Family Law Act orders and representing people who have been served them. Many years of experience as specialist lawyers has taught us that each individual situation is very different. We can help by listening sensitively and giving you straightforward legal advice so you can weigh up what choices will work best for you.

These hearings often take place in a very short time frame and you will need to have all your evidence ready to present quickly. This is one of the reasons why it is important to be represented by an experienced lawyer.


Making an application under the Family Law Act

If you are considering applying for an order, we can offer you expert, confidential legal advice, and support to guide you through the process. We can ensure your application and supporting evidence is compliant with all the requirements necessary to obtain an effective order to protect you and your family.


Dealing with an application made against you 

If you have been served with an application under the Family Law Act, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Having an order made against you can impact on related financial or children matters, so it is important that you get advice that takes account of all your circumstances. Having strong legal representation will help to protect your rights, meaning we can help to ensure the best outcome in your specific circumstances.

We can talk through your options before you make any decisions

If you would like legal advice on this or any family matters, then please feel free to contact us. We offer an initial no obligation one-hour appointment for just £100 (incl. VAT), so you can find out about the options for your specific circumstances.

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