He has to get a solicitor to assist him. The papers will have a court date on them and also a set of facts. He will have to appear and refuse to accept the order and the court will list the matters.
Here is some application from Legal aid about what the partner has to prove to get the order.
The partner will be represented by the police and your friend will need to have his solicitor assist him.
Once he receives the information he can get more detailed advise.
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