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Procedure if party not present on hearing date

57A Procedure if party not present on hearing date

(1) In this section,
"party" to application proceedings means the person for whose protection the relevant order is sought or the defendant.
(2) If one or more parties to application proceedings are not present on the day and at the time and place set for the hearing of the matter (including a day to which the hearing has been adjourned), the court may proceed to hear and determine the matter in the absence of those parties if the court is satisfied that--
(a) each absent party had reasonable notice of the first return date or the date, time and place of the hearing, and
(b) it is otherwise in the interests of justice to do so.
(3) Before determining the matter, the court must consider the grounds set out in the application notice (if any) and any written statement provided to the court by a police officer.

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