Family Law Injunctions: Enforcement and Police Powers

Family Law Injunctions: Enforcement and Police Powers

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Course Overview

This course will provide viewers with an overview of the various enforcement options and processes that can apply in the context of family law injunctions. Consideration will be given to the Powers of Arrest and the various Criminal Sanctions that may be available. Lecturer Safda Mahmood will also discuss the other steps that the police can take, such as the DVPO. 

This bite-size session will cover the following topics:

       Enforcement of Occupation Orders

       What if there is no power of arrest?

       Activating the power of arrest 

       Penalties for breach of orders

       The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act

       Protection from Harassment Act 1997


       PART 37 FPR 2010 

       The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

       Domestic Violence Protection Orders

       Controlling or coercive behaviour offence in an intimate or family relationship

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Be familiar with the legislation detailed above, as it applies to family law injunctions
  • • Have considered the circumstances in which there may be no power of arrest and what to do in such a situation
  • • Have a greater understanding of, and feel confident when, advising clients regarding this area of family law

What is the target audience?

  • Family law practitioners


About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page