Personal Protection Order and Protection from Harrassment Act
Organised by Maintenance Support Central
If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence or harassment, do join us for this talk to learn about your legal rights and how you can best protect yourself, your family and your community. Harassment can take on many forms, aside from physical violence. With the advancement of technology, cyber bullying and cyber stalking are becoming more prominent as well. This talk aims to empower you with the knowledge of the Personal Protection Order and the Protection From Harassment Act, as well as what they entail.
It is important for us, as women, to arm ourselves with the knowledge of these Acts so we can best protect ourselves when necessary. These topics are not always well-received as they touch on truths we rather not dwell on. However, it is important that we learn about them, not only to protect ourselves, but our friends and families that may need them too. Do join us for this enriching talk presented by family lawyers Ms Anuradha Sharma and Ms Aye Cheng Shone.
Personal Protection Order
- What is family violence?
- Who can apply for PPO?
- What are the Court orders that can be made in relation to Family Violence (Personal Protection Order, Expedited Order, Domestic Exclusion Order and/or counselling order)
- How can an application be filed?
- What happens after an application is filed?
- What are the evidence to adduce and the points to note that determines whether a PPO is granted?
Protection from Harassment Act (POHA)
- What are the relevant sections in POHA-Sections 3 to 7?
- Who can apply for POHA?
- How can an application be filed and what is the procedure?
- What are the civil remedies available?
About the Speakers
Mrs Anuradha Sharma
Ms Anuradha Sharma has 26 years of legal experience and is also an accredited Associate Mediator in Singapore Mediation Centre, Family Mediator, Collaborative Practice lawyer and also Primary Justice lawyer. Ms Sharma’s expertise and main area of practice is in the Family Department.
Mrs Aye Cheng Shone
Mrs Aye Cheng Shone was called to the English Bar on 29 July 1993, admitted as an advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1994 and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2002. Currently, at least 70% of all matters handled by Mrs Shone are matrimonial and/or family related, including adoption related matters.