Regina v Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral and Church In Wales ex parte Williamson: Admn 22 Aug 1997

The claimant, subject to a vexatious litigant order under the 1981 Act, sought leave to bring judicial review proceedings of a decision by the respondents to appoint a woman to the position of Minor Canon in the cathedral.
Held: Permission was refused. He had no prospect of success, and the proceedings woud amount to an abuse of court proceedings. The claimant’s previous conduct was not, on any view, a matter which was irrelevant to any application for leave.


Sedley J


[1997] EWHC Admin 784, [1998] C0D 130




Supreme Court Act 1981 42(3)


England and Wales

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CitedKhaira and Others v Shergill and Others CA 17-Jul-2012
The parties disputed the trusteeship and governance of two Gurdwaras (Sikh temples). The defendants now applied for the claim to be struck out on the basis that the differences were as to Sikh doctrines and practice and as such were unjusticiable. . .
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Litigation Practice, Ecclesiastical

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