Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 outlines the orders which can be issued by the court with respect to resolving disputes over children. One of these types of order is known as a Prohibited Steps Order.

As with all Section 8 Orders, a Prohibited Steps Order is not granted to the local authority but to private individuals in the resolution of private disputes when other attempts at mediation have failed.

A Prohibited Steps Order as its name suggests is an injunction preventing one parent from carrying out some specific action.

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It is very much used as an emergency action – much like the Specific Issue Order – to address something that one parent feels, if done by the other parent, would not be of greatest benefit to the child.

It can also be used to resolve a dispute that has been anticipated by one or another parent.

It is the Prohibited Steps Order that allows the court to act swiftly to prevent one parent taking steps without the consent of the other.

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Brendan Fleming Solicitors are nationally recognized as a leading choice in the area of care work. We are justifiably proud of our expertise and our success rate. We are contracted to the Legal Services Commission for this type of work and are considered to be one of the leading national firms for publicly funded services.

Our principal, Brendan Fleming, has won a reputation for his innovative approach, spearheading many new ways of securing justice for families caught in the care proceedings trap. He is a member of a select children’s panel and recognized and approved by the Law Society.

If you need to make an application for a Prohibited Steps Order, or feel that the Court has unjustly decided against you in their findings over a Prohibited Steps Order application, and to see how we can help you, contact Brendan Fleming today.

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