HHJ Lewis makes Order for costs and other matters following judgment for the Claimants in a harassment action
On 19 October 2023 His Honour Judge Lewis, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, made an Order for costs and other consequential matters in the case of Ghenavat and others v Simon Lyons. The three Claimants had had judgment in their favour in their claim for harassment of them by the Defendant, Simon Lyons. The case arose from a fractured business relationship. The harassment of the Claimants was extensive and sustained. A 5RB report on the judgment can be found here.
In his Order for costs HHJ Lewis awarded the Claimants their costs, to be assessed if not agreed, and ordered a payment on account of £191,000. The Claimants had sought only injunctive relief, not damages.
The Judge also ordered variation to the permanent injunction granted following trial, to allow the Defendant to prepare for and pursue a claim he had issued in the Chancery Division against the First and Second Claimants.