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01 Mar 19 #506484 by divorce2373
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I am trying to fill a D11 application for adjournment FDR and secure a penal notice. In box 3, it is ask for 'a draft copy of the order I am applying for'. I am not sure where I could get an example of draft order, please?

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04 Mar 19 #506524 by .Charles
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Yes, it would typically be a numbered list of directions that you wish the court to make e.g.

(1) The hearing on X date be adjourned.

(2) The Respondent is ordered to file and serve Y document within 7 days of the date of this order.

(3) A penal notice be attached to paragraph 2 of this order.

(4) The costs of and occasioned by this application be paid by the Respondent, to be assessed if not agreed.

Obviously you will need to make it fit with whatever direction has been made and breached and ensure you change the parties to fit in with your own circumstances (if you are the Respondent for instance you don't want an order against yourself!)

You need to be aware that applications take a while to process and there is a chance that the hearing will have been and gone before your application is considered. It may be better to write to the court stating the position as a heads up. You can then ask for a penal notice at the hearing (if the judge doesn't make the order without your input).

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