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Omnibus non-molestation and occupation orders out for consultation

Comments required by 10 November

  • Mr Justice Mostyn has released a set of non-molestation and occupation orders for consultation. The release is in the wake of the President's Practice Guidance: Family Court – Duration of Ex Parte (Without Notice) Orders issued on 12 October.

    He uses the opportunity to emphasise the purposes of these orders:

    "I emphasise that consistently with para 79 of the Report of the Financial Remedies Working Group of 31 July 2014 it is intended that these orders, once adopted, will have the status of forms within Part 5 of the FPR 2010. Therefore, by virtue of FPR, rule 5.1(2) these orders may be varied by the court or a party if the variation is required by the circumstances of a particular case. The circumstances when a variation is acceptable are undoubtedly numerous and departure from the standard form will not prevent an order being valid and binding; but the standard forms should represent the starting point, and usually the finishing point of the drafting exercise."

    You can download the orders from the MoJ website.

    Any Comments should be sent to Joanna Wilkinson ( by 10 November 2014.

News, published: 16/10/2014


Published: 16/10/2014


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