‘It was adjudged, that if one exhibits articles to justices of peace against a certain person, containing divers great abuses and misdemeanors, not only concerning the petitioners themselves, but many others, and all this to the intent that he should be bound to his good behaviour; in this case the party accused shall not have for any matter contained in such articles any action upon the case, for they have pursued the ordinary course of justice in such case: and if actions should be permitted in such cases, those who have just cause for complaint would not dare to complain for fear of infinite vexation.’ and ‘if actions should be permitted in such cases, those who have just cause for complaint, would not dare to complain for fear of infinite vexation.’
(1585) 4 Co Rep 14b,  76 ER 886,  EngR 96
England and Wales
Cited – Darker v Chief Constable of The West Midlands Police HL 1-Aug-2000
The plaintiffs had been indicted on counts alleging conspiracy to import drugs and conspiracy to forge traveller’s cheques. During the criminal trial it emerged that there had been such inadequate disclosure by the police that the proceedings were . .
Cited – Jones v Kaney SC 30-Mar-2011
An expert witness admitted signing a joint report but without agreeing to it. The claimant who had lost his case now pursued her in negligence. The claimant appealed against a finding that the expert witness was immune from action.
Held: The . .
Cited – Autofocus Ltd v Accident Exchange Ltd CA 14-Jul-2010
The court considered the scope of witness immunity. . .
Cited – Singh v Reading Borough Council EAT 12-Feb-2013
EAT UNFAIR DISMISSAL – Constructive unfair and discriminatory dismissal
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – Judicial proceedings immunity
The Claimant headteacher is alleging in . .
Cited – Singh v Moorlands Primary School and Another CA 25-Jul-2013
The claimant was a non-white head teacher, alleging that her school governors and local authority had undermined and had ‘deliberately endorsed a targeted campaign of discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation’ against her as an Asian . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.
Defamation, Litigation Practice
Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.184736