An interim barring order is similar to a barring order, meaning that the violent person is excluded from the home. It may also prohibit them from watching, or being near, your home or following or communicating (including electronically) with you or a dependent person.

It is a temporary order, put in place until the full hearing for your barring order takes place.

How to apply for an interim barring order?

If you want an interim barring order while you wait for the full hearing for a barring order, the District Court Judge will hear your case on the day you make your application.

How long does it last?

An interim barring order will only be in place until the full hearing of the barring order. An interim barring order can also be made ex parte (where the respondent is not in court). Interim barring orders made ex parte expire after a maximum of 8 days.

Who can apply for an interim barring order?

They are available to anyone who has started an application for a barring order if the court’s opinion is that there are reasonable grounds for believing that there is an “immediate risk of significant harm” to the applicant or dependent person if the interim barring order is not made, and that a protection order would not provide sufficient protection to applicant or any dependant

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