Hm Attorney General v Gleaves: Admn 9 Mar 1999

The defendant had been made subject to a civil proceedings order but had begun criminal prosecutions from his prison cell against journalists.
Held: The civil restraint order did not prevent the defendant commencing criminal actions. A criminal proceedings restraint order was made.


[1999] EWHC Admin 216




Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 24(7), Supreme Court Act 1981 42


CitedGoldsmith v Sperrings Ltd CA 1977
Claims for Collateral Purpose treated as abuse
The plaintiff commenced proceedings for damages for libel and an injunction against the publishers, the editors and the main distributors of Private Eye. In addition, he issued writs against a large number of other wholesale and retail distributors . .
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Litigation Practice, Criminal Practice

Updated: 28 May 2022; Ref: scu.139480