Civil Proceedings

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th March 2018.

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Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

It is unacceptable for someone to use court processes to harass or abuse a former partner. Judges in the family and civil courts have wide powers to manage such situations, including, depending on the circumstances, the power to strike out an action they view as an abuse of process and the power to prevent a person from making further applications without prior permission of the court.

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