*O v P

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. A child had been made the subject of non-molestation injunctions, which extended to her mother, while she was a ward of court. As she approached her eighteenth birthday, the mother applied to court for an extension of the injunction to extend indefinitely beyond the conclusion of the wardship proceedings. The Family Division, in allowing the application, held that it had jurisdiction to make such an order, although the mother and child lived in Australia, as did the person the order was directed towards. Such an order could be extended beyond the conclusion of the wardship and the court had inherent jurisdiction to make such an order, either under its wardship jurisdiction or under its inherent jurisdiction to protect vulnerable adults.

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