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Types of legal action we can take include asking the court for:
For all legal action we need really good quality evidence. The best is when the person being affected gives direct evidence in court so the judge can hear first hand the affect of the behaviour on that person.
Court proceedings are not quick, and rarely happen in just one hearing. Once an application is made we rely on the court to schedule a hearing. Courts are often busy so this can sometimes take a while. If the perpetrator defends the action, the court will schedule full hearing of the evidence and this can often be more than one day, depending on how many witnesses there are.
You may find this leaflet from the Court Service useful for more information on what to expect.