Hall and others v Save Newchurch Guinea Pigs (Campaign) and others: QBD 17 Mar 2005

The claimants ran a guinea pig farm. They and their neighbours applied for injunctions and an exclusion zone to keep away the defendants who campaigned against the breeding of animals for research.
Held: The claimants had been subjected to a long and sustained campaign of harassment by the defendant organisation and its associates. The court would grant an injunction. An order establishing an exclusion zone however should only be made where an injunction had been tried and had failed. The powers inherent in the police had been inadequate to prevent the harassment, and it was correct to invoke the 1997 Act. Injunctive relief should be no wider than was shown to be necessary.


Owen J


[2005] EWHC 372 (QB), Times 07-Apr-2005




Protection from Harassment Act 1997 3, Supreme Courts Act 1981 37(1)


England and Wales


CitedAmerican Cyanamid Co v Ethicon Ltd HL 5-Feb-1975
Interim Injunctions in Patents Cases
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CitedCream Holdings Limited and others v Banerjee and others HL 14-Oct-2004
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CitedMillman v Ellis CA 1996
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