Brie Stevens-Hoare QC and Steven Woolf discuss injunctions against persons unknown/quia timet and in particular:

  • The differences between applying for orders over public and private land
  • What evidence the court requires and whether there are differences for owners of private rather than public land
  • The development of the types of order which succeed at court
  • The making of an order against someone who is only becomes a defendant when they do a future act and the application of CPR Rule 40.9
  • The importance of giving notice of the order
  • The extent to which these applications and orders are increasing in volume

Case citations

  • Vastint Leeds BV v Persons Unknown Entering or Remaining Without Consent of the Claimant on Land and Buildings Comprising Part of the Development Site Known as the Former Tetley Brewery Site, Leeds [2018] EWHC 2456 (Ch)
  • Boyd v Ineos Upstream Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 515
  • Waltham Forest Borough Council –v- Persons Unknown [2018] EWHC 24

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