Ex-Met police officer convicted of multiple counts of rape – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2024 in child abuse, London, news, non-molestation orders, police, rape by sally

‘A man recruited by the Metropolitan police as an officer despite being accused of raping a child was convicted on Wednesday of 13 counts of raping a woman and a child, as well as kidnap.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2024

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Applications for Non-Molestation Orders: What to Expect – Becket Chambers

Posted October 10th, 2023 in chambers articles, litigants in person, news, non-molestation orders by sally

‘Applications for Non-Molestation Orders are a staple diet of courts up and down the country. Many of those responding to an application for a Non-Molestation Order are litigants in person, so they do not have the benefit of legal advice. This article is designed to assist those people by setting out what to expect from the process and the factors to be considered. As this article is designed primarily to assist those without a solicitor or barrister available to them, legal language, statute and caselaw will be kept to a minimum. Not everything will be covered within the article, but hopefully it will be a useful overview to those responding to an application for a Non-Molestation Order against them.’

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Becket Chambers, 1st September 2023

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Non-molestation orders: Valid Service in the time of Coronavirus (Part 2) – Family Law Week

‘Rachel Cooper and Michael Horton from Coram Chambers further consider the service of non-molestation orders in the time of Covid-19.’

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Family Law Week, 27th July 2020

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Barrister breached court order to see ex-girlfriend – Legal Futures

‘A senior barrister has been suspended for three months and fined £1,000 for twice breaching a non-molestation order to see his ex-girlfriend.’

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Legal Futures, 8th April 2020

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Princess Haya of Jordan and her husband Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed Al Maktoum are before the High Court this week seeking rulings in relation to their children: Hilary Lennox explains the applications – 5SAH

‘Princess Haya bint al-Hussein of Jordan attended court in July 2019 and made three applications before the High Court of England and Wales. A Forced Marriage Protection Order, Wardship orders in respect of their two children and a non-molestation order to protect her against domestic violence.’

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5SAH, 12th November 2019

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A draft domestic abuse bill Domestic abuse in 2019 – David Burrows – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 4th, 2019 in bills, domestic violence, news, non-molestation orders by sally

‘Domestic abuse is endemic in UK society. The law’s response has consisted of sporadic police prosecutions, a Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (rarely used), and uncoordinated remedies in family proceedings mostly under Family Law Act 1996 Part 4 (the non-molestation and the occupation order). Each is governed by a different set of procedural rules; and different means of enforcement. Views vary as to what is the legal definition of ‘domestic violence’ – still used by the Legal Aid Agency: see Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 – and ‘domestic abuse’, which is now defined by a family proceedings practice direction which deals only with children proceedings (yes, really): Family Procedure Rules 2010 PD12J.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st January 2019

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Parents ‘weaponising’ domestic violence orders, claims charity – The Guardian

‘The number of non-molestation orders – issued by courts to prevent domestic abuse – has rocketed by 37% over the past five years because they are being exploited to secure legal aid, according to the charity Families Needs Fathers.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2018

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Are ‘Thousands misusing abuse orders to get legal aid?’ – Transparency Project

‘Twitter commentators asked questions last week of a BBC headline:

Thousands misusing abuse orders to get legal aid, says parenting charity

And the ‘click-bait’ opening sentence of the story itself:

Families Need Fathers says parents are being encouraged by some solicitors to file for non-molestation orders – injunctions used in urgent abuse cases.’

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Transparency Project, 9th July 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Non-molestation: a definition for 2018? – Family Law

‘What is “non-molestation”? How do family courts, by order, deal with “molestation”, as it is now defined in law? What is “domestic violence” or (if different) “domestic abuse”? Each of these different terms crop up in different legal contexts; and – absurdly, it may be thought – each may mean something slightly different according to context.’

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Family Law, 8th February 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Ex-boyfriend of murdered antiques dealer is jailed for forging her will – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2017 in forgery, news, non-molestation orders, sentencing, wills by tracey

‘An antiques dealer murdered on her driveway had sought a non-molestation order weeks before her death against her ex-boyfriend who was jailed on Wednesday for faking her will, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th October 2017

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In re W (Children) (Child Arrangements Orders: Non-molestation Orders) – WLR Daily

In re W (Children) (Child Arrangements Orders: Non-molestation Orders):[2016] EWHC 2226 (Fam)

‘The parties married in Russia in September 2010 and came to live in London in August 2014. In June 2016, following the breakdown of the marriage, the father issued applications in the High Court, inter alia, for orders under the court’s inherent powers to locate his step-son, A, aged ten and his son, J, aged two, a prohibited steps order preventing their removal from the jurisdiction and a request to the Russian Embassy and the British Passport Office that no further passports be issued until further order of the court. Location and passport orders were made and the children located. Meanwhile, on 19 July 2016 the mother sought and was granted an ex parte non-molestation order against the father by a district judge in the family court. The order stated that it was to endure until 19 July 2017 and that the order would be considered at a further hearing on a date to be fixed by the court officer on request by the respondent father. The father issued further applications in the family court for child arrangement orders in respect of the children.’

WLR Daily, 10th August 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina v Richards – Times Law Reports

Posted April 28th, 2010 in law reports, non-molestation orders by sally

Regina v Richards

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“In respect of a charge of breach of a non-molestation order, the burden of proof was on the prosecution to show that the defendant, in acting as he did, acted without reasonable excuse.”

The Times, 28th April 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk