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28 May 2021

Interim measures

Criminal Law
New South Wales


Apprehended violence orders - Evidence at interim hearing

In a private apprehended domestic violence order application, should the statement of the applicant be ready at first return or will a timetable be set for later?


Thank you for the question.

If the applicant is seeking interim orders and the defendant will not consent to those orders, the applicant should be prepared to give evidence orally or by written statement at the first return.

If interim orders are not sought and the matter is set down for hearing, the orders contained in Attachment A to Practice Note 2 of 2012 will be made. Attachment A provides a timetable for statements.

See the By Lawyers Apprehended Violence Orders guide and Practice Note 2 of 2012 for guidance.