London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Another v Persons Unknown and Others: CA 13 Jan 2022

Cases in which local authorities have sought interim and sometimes then final injunctions against unidentified and unknown persons who may in the future set up unauthorised encampments on local authority land. These persons have been collectively described in submissions as ‘newcomers’. The persons concerned fall mainly into three categories, who would describe themselves as Romani Gypsies, Irish Travellers and New Travellers.


Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls

Lord Justice Lewison


Lady Justice Elisabeth Laing


[2022] EWCA Civ 13, [2022] WLR(D) 48, [2022] 2 WLR 946


Bailii, WLRD


England and Wales


CitedSouth Cambridgeshire District Council v Gammell and Others CA 31-Oct-2005
Where proceedings were brought against unnamed persons and interim relief was granted to restrain specified acts, a person became both a defendant and a person to whom the injunction was addressed by doing one of those acts.
As to capturing . .

Cited by:

CitedMBR Acres Ltd and Others v McGivern QBD 2-Aug-2022
Contempt Procedures Not to be abused
Reasons for dismissal of contempt application.
Held: The contempt application against Ms McGivern was dismissed and certified as being totally without merit.
The court does not grant injunctions to parties to litigation to be used as a . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.

Land, Litigation Practice

Updated: 04 August 2022; Ref: scu.671055