Does the Court have the power to grant newcomer injunctions? – Becket Chambers

‘Wolverhampton City Council and others v London Gypsies and Travellers and other [2023] UKSC 47 is an appeal concerning a number of conjoined cases in which injunctions had been sought by Local Authorities to prevent unauthorised encampments by Gypsies and Travellers. Such injunctions had generally been sought against ‘persons unknown’ as the members of a group of Gypsies or Travellers who might in future camp in a certain location were not known in advance. In some cases, the Defendants to the injunction sought had been described by reference to the conduct the injunction had sought to prohibit, for example ‘persons unknown forming unauthorised encampments within the Borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth’.’

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Becket Chambers, 2nd April 2024