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Saturday, 15 June 2024, 12:41 PM
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Course: Support Through Court: Domestic Abuse (Support Through Court)
Glossary: Glossary
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Party to the proceedings

A person, company or organisation who is one of the entitles involved in court proceedings, either as an applicant or defendant.  

Possession proceedings

Court proceedings to determine whether an individual should be ordered to leave their home. This usually involves those living in rented or mortgaged homes where the rent or mortgage has not been paid.

Private law proceedings

Court proceedings under Children Act 1989 to resolve a dispute regarding the upbringing of a child between two or more individuals, such as an application for a child arrangement order or parental responsibility order. 

Prohibited Steps Order

A court order specifying that a party should not do a particular act in in relation to the upbringing of a child.


Public law proceedings

Court proceedings under Children Act 1989 to resolve a dispute regarding the upbringing of a child between the parents and the local authority, such as an application for a care or supervision order, emergency protection order or secure accommodation order.