Wychavon District Council v Midlands (Special Events) Ltd: 1988

Millett J commended a council for moving for a quia timet injunction in these words: ‘If they have good grounds for thinking that in any given case compliance with the law will not be secured by prosecution, they are entitled to apply for an injunction. Counsel for the defendant criticised the council for threatening to seek a quia timet injunction even before any threatened breach of the law had occurred and when therefore no prosecution was possible. In a proper case I do not consider that that is a ground for criticism but for commendation. It must be an eminently sensible and convenient manner of proceeding.’


Millett J


[1988] 1 CMLR 397


England and Wales

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CitedBirmingham City Council v Shafi and Another CA 30-Oct-2008
The Council appealed a finding that the court did not have jurisdiction to obtain without notice injunctions to control the behaviour of youths said to be creating a disturbance, including restricting their rights to enter certain parts of the city . .
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