When Can Restraining Orders Be Made?
An Order can be made in a Local/Magistrates Court if the Magistrate is satisfied that the Applicant has reasonable grounds to fear, and in fact fears, any of the following:
- An act of personal violence against them by another person;
- Harassment by the Respondent;
- Stalking of them by the Respondent;
- Intimidation of them by the Respondent (where the Respondent has a domestic relationship with the Applicant).
A Respondent may appeal to the District or County Court against the making of an Order. The Applicant and the Respondent (or Police if they sought the Order) can apply to the Court for variation or revocation of an Order. The restraining order lawyers at our firm can provide you with all the current and relevant restraining order advice that you need.