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Magistrates' Courts (Domestic Proceedings) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Interim personal protection orders and interim exclusion orders

11.—(1) Where the applicant makes a statement to a clerk of petty sessions, either orally or in writing, to the effect that there is imminent danger of physical injury to the applicant or a child of the family, the clerk of petty sessions shall take such steps as may be necessary to ensure that the court or resident magistrate considers as soon as is practicable whether or not to exercise the powers conferred by Article 21(2) to make an interim personal protection order or an interim exclusion order.

(2) For the purposes of this rule “applicant” means a person who has made an application by way of complaint under Rule 10 or a person who intends to make such an application.

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