Search Legislation

The Family Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1993


This is the original version (as it was originally made).

Personal protection orders and exclusion orders

14.—(1) For Article 19 of the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980(1) there shall be substituted—

Breach of personal protection order or exclusion order

19.(1) Any person who contravenes—

(a)a personal protection order by reason of his molesting the person who applied for the order or a child of the family named in the order; or

(b)an exclusion order by reason of his entry or attempted entry into the matrimonial home or other premises specified in the order, his damaging the matrimonial home or those premises, his interfering with any goods or services in connection with that home or those premises or his being in any area specified in the order as an area from which he is excluded,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.

(2) Paragraphs (3) to (8) of Article 112 of the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (enforcement of orders other than for payment of money) shall apply for the purpose of the enforcement of a personal protection order or an exclusion order as they apply for the purpose of the enforcement of an order mentioned in paragraph (2) of that Article..

(2) In Article 21(2) of that Order of 1980 (interim personal protection orders and interim exclusion orders) for the words from the beginning to “as aforesaid,” there shall be substituted—

  • Where on an application for a personal protection order or exclusion order the court or resident magistrate is satisfied that there is imminent danger of physical injury to the applicant or a child of the family,.

Back to top


Print Options


Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.


Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources