National Legal Service Helps Secure Safety for Women After Prolonged Harassment
Fiona* (*not her real name) instructed us towards the end of last year to assist her with an application for a Non-Molestation Order (NMO).
It was not a straightforward case due to Fiona’s ex-partner being uncommunicative for many months.
Having initially applied and been successful in an application for a Non-Molestation Order in Spring, the ex parte nature of the ruling meant that the order expired in the Summer of 2020.
Once the order had expired, Fiona’s ex started harassing her with calls from a withheld number. This would occur several times, typically on a daily basis, at the time Fiona would typically finish work.
The situation swiftly escalated, with her ex committing further harassment by following her in his car, and subsequently leaving his vehicle to approach our client in an aggressive manner.
On one such occasion, Fiona was holding her daughter’s hand as the ex-partner approached and repeatedly yelled at her ‘let go’. This understandably left our client extremely anxious and traumatised.
A similar situation occurred only days later when Fiona was picking up her daughter from school.
Because of the increasing severity and frequency of the incidences, Fiona became afraid to leave the house due to fear of further harassment taking place.
Our specialist team worked to resolve the situation by ensuring the Non-Molestation Order was made final through the courts.
Now Fiona has a finalised Non-Molestation Order, she is no longer afraid of experiencing intimidating or threatening behaviour when leaving her home. She is now living on her own and feels able to leave the house without fear.