Where somebody applies for a non-molestation or occupation order (domestic violence injunction) but they don’t have a lawyer, the court bailiffs will usually serve the order on the person who it relates to on their behalf. The bailiffs at Bristol ask if you can provide a photograph when you come to court to help them identify the person they are trying to serve. An injunction is not effective until it is served.
The Family Delivery Manager at Bristol Civil & Family Justice Centre (dealing with Bath, Bristol and Weston) asks that in any correspondence with the court you should please quote
- your case number,
- the name of the Judge dealing with your case,
- any future hearing date or deadline.
Please put all of this information in the subject line of any e-mail or any correspondence you send to the court.
This will enable the court to prioritise correspondence appropriately and ensure it gets to the right Judge.
The only e-mail address which should be used is firstname.lastname@example.org.