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Formal undertakings as an alternative
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A formal undeetaking can be made using the form N117.

If both parties agree, the respondent can make a legal promise to the court not to engage in behaviours such as not to intimidate, harass or pester the applicant.

A formal undertaking can be made on a 'no fault' basis, i.e. without making any admissions to previous wrong doings.

Joint or cross undertakings may be sought, where both parties make similar promises to each other.

Breaching a formal undertaking is a contempt of court which can carry the sanction of a fine or imprisonment. There is no police power of arrest.

Undertakings are usually time specific, usually between 3- 12 months in duration.