Family Law (Protection of Spouses and Children) Act, 1981


6.—(1) A respondent spouse who contravenes a barring order or a protection order or, while a barring order is in force, refuses to permit the applicant spouse or any child to enter and remain in the place to which the order relates or does any act for the purpose of preventing that spouse or child from doing so shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £200 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section is without prejudice to the law as to contempt of court or any other liability, whether civil or criminal, that may be incurred by the respondent spouse.