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Blackledge v Persons Unknown

Defamation – Libel – Harassment – Data Protection – Quantum – Damages – Injunction – Section 13 order

[2021] EWHC 1994 (QB) - High Court, Queen’s Bench Division

Judge Saini J

CWD v Nevitt & Ors

Privacy - defamation - anonymity - r16 order - reporting restrictions - s11 Contempt of Court Act 1981

[2020] EWHC 1289 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Steyn J

BVG v LAR (No 2)

Blackmail - Privacy - Misuse of Private Information - Harassment - Summary Judgment - Final Injunction

[2020] EWHC 931 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Nicol J

DSM SFG Group Holdings Limited v Kelly

Breach of Confidence - Harassment - Discharge of Undertakings to the Court - The extent, if at all, that it is permissible for a litigant to rely on confidential information, obtained by covert recording of another's premises, to support a legal claim before that litigant has established the right to use that information

[2019] EWCA Civ 2256 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Justice Davis; Lord Justice Simon

UUU v BBB

Blackmail - Harassment - Legitimate Expectation of Privacy - ECHR Article 8 - "Without Prejudice" privilege - Anonymity - Private Hearing - Practice Guidance: Interim Non-Disclosure Orders

[2019] EWHC 3190 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Steyn J

SOJ v JAO

Injunction - Without Notice - Private Hearing- Anonymity - Blackmail - Data Protection - Privacy - Confidentiality - s12, Human Rights Act 1998

[2019] EWHC 2569 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Pepperall J

BVC v EWF (No. 2)

Injunction - Privacy - Harassment - jurisdiction - summary judgment

[2019] EWHC 2506 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge HHJ Parkes QC

BVG v LAR (No 1)

Blackmail - Privacy - Misuse of Private Information - Harassment - Interim Injunction- Non-Disclosure Application

[2019] EWHC 2388 (QC) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Murray J

Sube v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Express Newspapers (No 2)

Defamation - Defamation Act 2013, s. 1 - Serious Harm - Whether Serious Harm Requirement Can Be Met By Taking Indivual Less Serious Imputations Together Cummulatively

[2018] EWHC 1961 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Warby

Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Civil Procedure - Permission to Appeal - Application for Permission to High Court - Harassment -  Media Harassment - Specific Disclosure - Test for Specific Disclosure

[2018] EWCA Civ 1470 - Court of Appeal

Judge Coulson and Newey LJJ

Sube v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Express Newspapers

Defamation - Meaning - Preliminary Issue -  Serious Harm - s.1 Defamation Act 2013 - Data Protection Act 1998 - Equality Act 2010 - Harassment - Striking Out - Amendment

[2018] EWHC 1234(QB) - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Warby

PML v Person(s) Unknown

Breach of Confidence – Blackmail - Injunction Against Person(s) Unknown – Application for continuation of interim injunction on return date – Derogations from Open Justice

[2018] EWHC 838 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Nicklin J

NPV v QEL & ZED

Interim Injunction - Misuse of Private Information - Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Blackmail - Derogations from Open Justice - Anonymity - Private Hearing - Without Notice to the Defendants

[2018] EWHC 703 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Nicklin J

Clarkson Plc v Person or Persons Unknown

Breach of Confidence - Injunction Against Person(s) Unknown - Application for Default Judgment and permanent injunction on paper - CPR 23.8 - Derogations from Open Justice 

[2018] EWHC 417 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Warby J

Shakil Khan (formerly JMO) v Tanweer Khan (formerly KTA)

Harassment – Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – Interim Injunction – Anonymity – Freedom of Expression

[2018] EWHC 241 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Nicklin J

LJY v Persons Unknown

Privacy - libel - harassment - injunction - blackmail

[2017] EWHC 3230 (QB) - High Court Queen's Bench Division

Judge Warby J

Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Limited

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Media Publications - Journalist contact with subject of story - Strike Out - Summary Judgment - Jameel

[2017] EWHC (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Moloney QC sitting as a High Court Judge

Monarch Airlines Ltd v Yaqub

Harassment - Injunction - Protection from Harassment Act 1997

unreported - Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Walden-Smith

Brand & Goldsmith v Berki

Summary judgment granted in harassment claim

[2015] EWHC 3373 - High Court Queen's Bench

Judge Jay J

Cheshire West and Chester Council v Pickthall

Interim Injunction - Protection from Harassment Act 1997- Article 10 - whether to grant an interim injunction to prevent the defendant harassing the claimants and others by publication of allegations and abusive remarks - whether the claimants are likely to succeed at trial in defeating the defendant's defence of preventing or detecting crime

[2015] EWHC 2141 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Manchester District Registry

Judge Mr Justice Edis

National Farmers’ Union v Tiernan

Contempt of Court - Animal Rights Protesters - Anti-Harassment Injunction -Breach of Injunction - Committal Proceedings - Infringement of Article 6 (right to a fair trial) - availability of legal aid - privilege against self incrimination

[2015] EWCA - Court of Appeal

Judge Patten, Fulford & Sharp LJJ

Levi v Bates (CA)

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – targeting – speech torts – intention

[2015] EWCA Civ 206 - Court of Appeal

Judge Longmore, Ryder, and Briggs LJJ

CG v Facebook Ireland Ltd

Privacy - harassment - online publication - Facebook - publicising sex offender's identity and whereabouts - injunction - take-down

[2015] NIQB 11 - High Court of Northern Ireland, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Stephens J

Kerner v (1) WX and (2) YZ

Harassment – Injunction – Section 12 HRA – Freedom of expression – Practice Guidance

[2015] EWHC 128 (QB) - High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Judge Warby J

Al Hamadani v Al Khafaf and others

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – Course of conduct – Joint enterprise - Injunctions - Relief from sanctions – witness statements

[2015] EWHC 38 (QB) - High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Judge Warby J

QRS v Beach (No. 3)

Harassment - injunction - default judgment - setting aside default judgment

[2014] EWHC 4189 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Warby J

Coulson v Wilby

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - interim injunction - online publications

[2014] EWHC 3404 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge HHJ Parkes QC

QRS v Beach

Harassment – Interim Injunction – online publication – service – Civil Procedure Rules

[2014] EWHC 3057 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Slade J

Ampito Ltd v Pask

Application for an interim injunction in respect of alleged harassment via email, message boards and social media websites.

Extempore - QBD

Judge Haddon-Cave J

QRS v Beach (No. 2)

Harassment - injunction - default judgment - permanent injunction - anonymity - representative proceedings

[2014] EWHC 3319 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Stuart-Smith J

Brand v Berki

Harassment - injunction - Article 10 - s12 HRA - balance of convenience

[2014] EWHC 2979 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Carr J

Crawford v Jenkins

Witness Immunity Rule; Harassment; Protection from Harassment Act 1997; Malicious Procurement of Arrest; Complaint to the Police; Whether complaint is immune from suit; Whether the immunity that covers defamation also covers torts of false imprisonment, malicious procurement of arrest and harassment.

[2014] EWCA Civ 1035 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Beatson LJ, Sharp LJ, Sir Timothy LLoyd

Thompson v James

Defamation - Libel- Appeal - Meaning - Whether Blog post bore meaning found by Judge - Whether Rules on Meaning needed to be amended for political speech- Article 10

[2014] EWCA Civ 600 - Court of Appeal

Judge Longmore, Black, Underhill LLJ

AVB v TDD

Privacy – Harassment – Breach of Confidence – Breach of Contract - Damages - Injunction

[2014] EWHC 1442 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Tugendhat J

Thompson v James and Carmarthenshire County Council

Libel – justification – honest comment – qualified privilege – malice - public authorities – Article 8 HRA – Derbyshire v Times Newspapers – Part 20 claim - damages

[2013] EWHC 515 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Levi v Bates

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act - privacy - personal injury - level of damages

1LS50081 - Leeds County Court

Judge HHJ Gosnell

Trimingham v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Misuse of private information – Harassment – Breach of statutory duty pursuant to s.85 of the Copyright Designs and Patent Act 1988 – Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Claim for damages and injunction – Article 8 - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression

[2012] EWHC 1296 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Gold v Cox (No.2)

Confidentiality - misuse of private information - interim injunction - adjourned hearing - form of proviso to injunction - burden of proof

[2012] EWHC 367 (QB) - High Court (Queens's Bench Division)

Judge Tugendhat J

Gold v Cox (No.1)

Confidentiality - misuse of private information - interim injunction - procedure

[2012] EWHC 272 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Tugendhat J

STU v UVW

Misuse of private information - interim injunction - anonymity - open justice

[2011] EWHC 3133 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Tugendhat J

(1) Ting Lan Hong (2) Child KLM v XYZ & Ors

Harassment - Interim Injunction - Application without Notice - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 s.1(1)(a)

[2011] EWHC 2995 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

RJA v AJR

  Privacy - Breach of Confidence - Misuse of Private Information - Derogations from Open Justice -  Whether the hearing should take place in private - whether anonymity should be continued

- Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

Iqbal v Dean Manson Solicitors

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Written correspondence - Course of conduct

[2011] EWCA Civ 123 - Court of Appeal

Judge Rix, Smith, and Richards LJJ

Sanders v Percy & Ministry of Justice (No 2)

Defamation - Slander - Delay - Strike out - Unless order - Relief from sanction - CPR r.3.9

Unreported, 12 May 2010 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Master Leslie

Bloom v Robinson-Millar

Defamation - Libel - Harassment - Trial of action - Neighbour dispute - Publication of letters over a long period - Whether course of conduct was harassment of claimant - Damages

07/10/2009 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

Sanders v Percy & Ministry of Justice

Slander - Strike out - Slander actionable per se - Harrassment - Abuse of process - Jameel abuse

[2009] EWHC 1870 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Moloney QC (sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

Ferguson v British Gas Trading Ltd

Harassment – Protection From Harassment Act 1997 - Companies - Corporate liability – Threats to customer - Course of conduct – Knowledge – Striking out

[2009] EWCA Civ 46 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Sedley, Jacob, and Lloyd LJJ

Ewing v News International & Ors

Vexatious litigant - Leave to bring proceedings - Media organisations - Defamation - Libel - Harassment - Privacy - Chilling effect - Disproportionality

[2008] EWHC 1390 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Coulson J

Oxford University & Ors v Broughton & Ors

Harassment - Injunction - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Freedom of expression - Freedom of assembly

[2008] EWHC 75 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Treacy J

RWE NPower v Carrol & Others

Harassment - Trespass - Injunction - Representative Capacity of Defendant - CPR 19.6(4) - Enforcement of Order - Power of Arrest under Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

[2007] EWHC 947 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Teare J

CC v AB

Privacy - Confidence - Injunctions - Article 8 - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - Harassment

[2006] EWHC 3083 (QB); [2007] EMLR 312; [2007] 2 FLR 301; The Times 5 Dec 2006 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Sunderland Housing Company & another v Baines & others

Defamation- Libel - Harassment - Data protection - Injunctive relief - Responsibility for website - Whether injunctive relief should be granted - John Doe order

[2006] EWHC 2359 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Bunt v Tilley & Others

Libel - Internet Service Providers - Liability at common law - Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 - s.1 Defamation Act 1996 - Abuse of process

[2006] EWHC 407 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 1243; [2006] 3 All ER 336; [2006] EMLR 523 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Howlett v Holding (No. 4)

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Injunction - Interim injunction - Permanent injunction - Private life - Freedom of expression - Articles 8 & 10 ECHR - Defamatory allegations on banners and leaflets - Covert surveillance

[2006] EWHC 41 (QB); The Times, 8 February 2006 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Cray v Hancock & Another

Libel - Publication - Justification - Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Damages - Injunction - Negligence - Breach of Duty - Solicitor

04/11/2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge His Honour John Previté QC

Georgallides v Etzin

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - interim injunction - whether application for injunction for harassment was an attempt to circumvent rule in Bonnard v Perryman - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998- articles 8 and 10 - width of injunction

12/07/2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Crossland v Wilkinson Hardware Stores Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Slander - Malicious Falsehood - Malice - Qualified Privilege - Harassment - Summary Judgment - Part 24

[2005] EWHC 481 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Hipgrave v Jones

Harassment - Injunction - s.3 Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Standard of proof - "Course of conduct" - Nexus between acts

[2004] EWHC 2901 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Merelie v Newcastle Primary Health Care Trust & Others

Defamation - Summary Judgment - Strike Out - Pleading Requirements in Slander cases - Republication - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Malicious Falsehood - Human Rights Act 1998 - CPR Part 24 - CPR Part 3.4(2)

[2004] EWHC 2554 (QB); The Times, 1 December 2004 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Sharma v Jay & Others

Defamation- Harassment- Protection from Harassment Act 1997- Malice- Slander- Application to strike out claim for harassment and plea of malice- CPR Part 3.4 and Part 24.2

15/04/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Thomas v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Media - Freedom of Expression - Article 10 European Convention on Human Rights - Whether articles in newspaper could amount to harassment - Striking Out - CPR Part 3.4(2) - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24

[2001] EWCA Civ 1233; [2002] EMLR 78 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Jonathan Parker LJ & Lord Mustill