Patel v Patel: CA 1988

An exclusion zone order had been removed from an injunction granted to a father-in-law against his son-in-law. May LJ observed that an injunction ‘can only be an appropriate remedy where an actual tortious act has been or is likely to be committed’. Waterhouse J said that ‘in the present state of the law there is no tort of harassment’.


Waterhouse J, May LJ


[1988] 2 FLR 179

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CitedKhorasandjian v Bush CA 16-Feb-1993
The plaintiff was an eighteen year old girl who had had a friendship with the defendant, aged 28. The friendship broke down and the plaintiff said she would have no more to do with him, but the defendant did not accept this. There were many . .
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Torts – Other, Family

Updated: 04 May 2022; Ref: scu.448361