Family Injunctions

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Members of Becket Chambers’ Family team have extensive experience of cases involving injunctions, whether stand-alone or as part of a more wide-reaching case relating to the welfare of children, or matrimonial finance.

The need for an injunction might arise as a result of allegations of domestic violence and/or an application for one of the parties to leave a family home. But they are often bound up with the protection of the child and parent in Children cases where they are considered to be at risk.

Emergency Non-Molestation Injunctions and Applications for Occupation Orders under the Family Law Act 1996 may also be required in matrimonial finance or cohabitation cases.

Case Studies

Successfully negotiated a non-molestation order

Nicole represented the applicant wife. The respondent husband had engaged in a campaign of harassing and stalking behaviour and, as a result, the wife had to flee her home. Nicole successfully negotiated a non-molestation order by agreement which provided full protection for her client for an extended term.

Non-molestation order

Cara acted for the Respondent in a non-molestation order return date. Her client wished for the application to be withdrawn or would offer undertakings on a no findings, no admissions basis. The Applicant did not attend, so undertakings could not be accepted. However, directions were listed for undertakings to be accepted, if agree, and as Continue reading

Application for non-molestation injunction

Marie represented the Mother in an application for a non-molestation injunction due to domestic abuse, which she successfully obtained. She also agreed an interim child arrangements order with her ex-partner in relation to the children, as he had issued an application for a child arrangements order. A third party was to do handovers, however the Continue reading

Family Injunctions Articles

Open All Hours? Flexible Operating Hours for Family and Civil Courts

On the 16th November 2018 the Flexible Operating Hours (“FOH”) Pilots: Prospectus for Civil and Family Court Pilots was published. HM Courts and Tribunals Service (“HMCTS”) announced that early and late sittings will now be trialled over six months in civil and family courts in Manchester Civil Justice Centre and Brentford County Court, commencing in Continue reading

Big Changes in Children’s Cases where Domestic Abuse is an Issue: New Practice Direction 12 J

The presumption of contact can now (explicitly) be displaced As a result of the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence (APPG) after the publication in January 2016 of the influential Women’s Aid report entitled ‘Nineteen Child Homicides: What must change so children are put first in child contact arrangements and the Continue reading

Family Injunctions Testimonials

“….he could not speak too highly of you. Thank you for a stellar performance!”

Mr S from solicitors instructing Nicole Jennings – Oct 23

“I would like to say thank you so much for all your help today in court. I know this is your normal day to day, but over the past eight years my children and myself have not had many professional people stand by our side to help us. You were understanding, kept me calm, even when I started to lose it….thank you again.”

Client instructing Corey Mills through Solicitors – July 23

I write to compliment the skills and advocacy of Ms Cara Radford. She represented me in a Family Law case. Her skills and understanding of the brief before her were exemplary.


I wish Becket Chambers to know that she is most certainly an asset to your chambers, and I compliment her for her sterling work.

Client instructing Cara Radford through a Solicitor for an Injunction – June 2022

Thank you for your brilliant representation.

Our client is very pleased with the outcome of the hearing.

Mrs V from Solicitors Instructing Nathanael Harding – October 2021

“Excellent service from Chris on what was a difficult case and in his words. He handled the client very well and the client was impressed with him.”

Mr J from solicitors instructing Christopher Wall – April 19

“I was more than happy with the service from Clive and Chambers and will not hesitate to re-instruct Chambers in the future.”

Mr C from Solicitors instructing Clive Styles – March 19

“I want to let everyone know how absolutely pleased I was with Edward Kenny’s representation I am not one to give praise frequently or lightly so I’m hoping this is taken into consideration and that Mr Kenny receives the recognition he deserves.

Upon first meeting Mr Kenny, it was obvious that he took his time to review the mountain of case documents and that he understood my position and the finer points. His honesty, knowledge, and willingness to engage in just regular open conversation immediately made me feel comfortable for the first time in nearly 6 months. It was probably the first time I felt like someone had seen the big picture and actually wanted to fight for me. And for the first time, I felt like I wasn’t struggling alone. I wasn’t just ‘a client’. Mr Kenny was very kind, friendly, and approachable, and he really listened to what I had to say. We immediately established a rapport that seemed to just happen naturally.

In regards to the case, Mr Kenny’s attention to detail was nothing short of outstanding. This wasn’t just noticed by myself, but also by the Judge, who like I, thanked him for his ability to bring the matter to an end. Mr Kenny successfully negotiated with the  other party on my behalf.

In the end, Mr Kenny successfully concluded my never-ending case to my benefit, and astonishingly, he even managed to resolve other urgent related matters in the same process. I really could almost frame the final court order.

I couldn’t be more pleased with Edward Kenny’s representation and I can never truly thank him enough.”


Mr W Instructing Edward Kenny through Solicitors – April 18

“I am writing to say a massive thank you for the way in which you have fought for my case and laid such an excellent foundation to ensure that things are done right for me….

I’m sincerely grateful and thankful that barristers like you are around. Without your knowledge, expertise and heart for doing things right, we would have been let down by the system.

I wish you the best Mike. Your clients are really lucky and really blessed to have you.”

Ms R Instructing Michael Batt through Solicitors – January 16

“Thank you Mike, I am glad matters were able to be agreed at court.”

Ms T from Instructing Solicitors instructing Michael Batt – December 15