This was an application for a non-molestation order based largely on abuse generated on social media of a derogatory and intimidatory nature following the end of a relationship. I made submissions to the judge that the granting of an order was appropriate for this type of behaviour which was included in the definition of domestic abuse. I also noted the well documented effects on mental health of such online abuse – the protection of the applicant’s mental health being part of the test for granting an order.
In the event, the respondent agreed to the order by consent on the basis of no findings of fact.
The order was granted by consent.