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Protocol for process servers: Non-molestation orders

This is to set out clearly an agreed protocol for the service of non-molestation orders and injunctions made by the courts to protect people from violence and harassment.

Without these orders being correctly served on the person against whom they are made, and proper proof of that service, the courts cannot enforce the orders or punish any breach or the breaking of any term of the order.

All process servers must ensure that the rules of service are followed carefully or the order served will not be enforceable; orders that are not enforceable do not protect.