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non-molestation order | Cambridge Family Law Practice

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This week, the high court denied a husband the opportunity to appeal occupation and non-molestation orders made against him, and in favour of his wife. The case is an interesting one for many reasons, not least because we rarely get to hear about court proceedings arising from allegations of domestic abuse: few of them reach appeal stage, and – in contrast to most of the rest of family law – there is very little guidance from the higher courts about the correct interpretation of the law. The case concerned a wealthy and quite elderly couple, with a wife aged in her…

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