Injunctions have a place in family law
As the row over super injunctions continues, a leading family lawyer
issues a reminder that injunctions, and particularly non molestation injunctions
are crucial in protecting children
from harm in family and divorce cases
According to Emma Pearmaine, head of the Family & Matrimonial Team
at Simpson Millar LLP those are good reasons why civil injunctions and non molestation orders
should continue to have a place in the legal system.
"Injunctions can be a physical guardian for children whose parents are seeking divorce but it can also provide a shield of protection from additional emotional harm during what is a very difficult time for most families," she said.
Injunctions are extremely important in protecting children and families from a violent parent. Emma said: "Amidst the media storm over super-injunctions we must not forget why injunctions were introduced in the first place and the protection they continue to offer children and vulnerable adults."