Barring Orders

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An interesting case was heard in the High Court recently entitled “C v C”. The matter was heard by Mr. Justice Max Barrett. Ms. C obtained a Barring Order against her husband in the District Court. The husband brought an application to the High Court seeking to vary the Barring Order by allowing for the provision of access.

The High Court held that it did not have jurisdiction to vary the terms of a Barring Order and Mr. C, therefore, failed in his application. Obviously, it was open to Mr. C to bring the matter back to the District Court to seek to have the Order varied. Cases of this nature i.e. domestic violence applications, access etc. are routinely heard in the District Court only.