Judge tells regulators to use summary processes against vexatious litigants – Legal Futures

‘Legal regulators need to have summary processes in place to deal with vexatious litigants who use their procedures to continue a “proxy war” against lawyers, a High Court judge has said.’

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Legal Futures, 10th May 2022

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Litigant banned over ‘unjustified’ complaints to regulators – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former nurse who made “wholly inappropriate and unjustified allegations of wrongdoing” against lawyers has been banned from bringing proceedings for two years by a High Court judge, who said regulators must be “astute in identifying litigants who abusively use [the] regulatory process”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th May 2022

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‘£33 quadrillion’ serial litigant given two-year court ban – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 14th, 2022 in arbitration, judicial review, news, restraining orders, vexatious litigants by tracey

‘A serial litigant who has “repeatedly advanced baseless allegations of dishonesty and bad faith” in a litany of claims has been banned from bringing claims in the High Court for two years.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th April 2022

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Vexatious litigant banned after bringing 40 ET claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 14th, 2022 in employment, employment tribunals, equality, news, vexatious litigants by tracey

‘A vexatious litigant who brought more than 40 discrimination cases in a decade has been banned from bringing claims in the employment tribunal.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th March 2022

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Tribunal strikes out “vexatious” claims against leading firm – Legal Futures

‘A former employee of national law firm Shoosmiths – who was awarded £1,000 in damages for harassment back in 2017 – has had a string of further claims thrown out, with an employment tribunal branding them vexatious.’

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Legal Futures, 18th June 2020

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Circuit judge wins online harassment injunction – Legal Futures

Posted December 12th, 2019 in harassment, injunctions, internet, judges, litigants in person, news, vexatious litigants by tracey

‘A circuit judge has won an injunction against a disgruntled litigant in person who created a website to attack him and his family, and had thrown out as vexatious an attempt to counter-claim.’

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Legal Futures, 12th December 2019

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Client and lawyers granted harassment injunction – Legal Futures

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in families, harassment, injunctions, news, solicitors, vexatious litigants by tracey

‘The High Court has granted an injunction to protect a former wife, her children and her lawyers from harassment by from her former husband, described as “an exceptionally vexatious litigant”.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd October 2019

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Restraint order for man who accused solicitors of fraud – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has slapped an extended civil restraint order (ECRO) on a man who claimed the application was an attempt “to legitimise” a law firm’s attempt to defraud him.’

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Legal Futures, 19th November 2018

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Vexatious ex-solicitor “said first thing that came into her head” – Legal Futures

Posted August 10th, 2018 in drafting, news, solicitors, vexatious litigants, wills, witnesses by sally

‘A struck-off solicitor called to give evidence over a will she drafted often said “the first thing that came into her without reflecting on whether it was correct”, the High Court has found.’

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Legal Futures, 9th August 2018

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Costs and Vexatiousness: Upper Tribunal Updates – Panopticon

Posted August 6th, 2018 in costs, freedom of information, news, vexatious litigants by sally

‘The procedural exemptions in sections 12 and 14 of FOIA are some of the most commonly used, and most commonly litigated, provisions of the legislation. Unsurprisingly, they have led to a disproportionate degree of appellate involvement. More surprisingly, they continue to do so. Three recent Upper Tribunal decisions add to that body of jurisprudence which ought to be considered by authorities faced with burdensome requests. This post is, as a result, quite burdensome itself.’

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Panopticon, 3rd August 2018

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Court asks Attorney General to end solicitor’s vexatious litigation – Legal Futures

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, vexatious litigants by sally

‘The Attorney General is to be asked to put a permanent stop to years of vexatious litigation pursued by a struck-off solicitor against the Law Society, Bar Council, senior judges and many others.’

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Legal Futures, 29th June 2018

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Businesses fear rise in ‘vexatious’ tribunal claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 20th, 2017 in employment tribunals, fees, news, vexatious litigants by sally

‘Nine out of 10 companies believe that the removal of employment tribunal fees will lead to a rise in weak or misguided claims, a survey for an employers’ lobby group has concluded.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th December 2017

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‘Vexatious’ barrister loses High Court appeal against disbarment – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who was disbarred after the Employment Appeal Tribunal made a ‘restriction of proceedings’ order (RPO) to prevent him bringing further vexatious claims, has had his appeal to the High Court rejected.’

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Legal Futures, 18th November 2016

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Employment tribunal fees ‘will deny workers justice’ – The Independent

‘Workers unfairly dismissed by their employers are being denied access to justice because of new Government court fees, a cross party committee of MPs has warned. Since the new employment tribunal fees were introduced in 2013 there has been a “precipitate drop” of almost 70 per cent in the number of cases being brought, the Commons Justice committee said. It can now cost as much as £1,200 simply to bring a claim.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2016

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Pensions Ombudsman anonymity move will protect individuals, but could lead to vexatious claims, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 13th, 2016 in anonymity, complaints, news, ombudsmen, pensions, vexatious litigants by sally

‘The UK Pensions Ombudsman has begun publishing adjudicators’ opinions and formal ombudsman determinations on its website and will make the complainants anonymous in most cases.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th June 2016

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Would-be barrister fails in bid to lift vexatious litigant order – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected a bid by a would-be barrister to lift a decade-old declaration that she was a vexatious litigant, which she said was harming her prospects of becoming a lawyer.’

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Legal Futures, 4th April 2016

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Court of Appeal rules on vexatious and unreasonable information requests – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has handed down a key ruling on the scope of a public authority’s power to reject a request for information as ‘vexatious’ or ‘manifestly unreasonable’.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th May 2015

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Society of Lloyd’s v Noel – WLR Daily

Society of Lloyd’s v Noel [2015] EWHC 734 (QB); [2015] WLR (D) 142

‘In considering whether “a party had persistently issued claims or made claims which are totally without merit” for the purpose of meeting the criteria for the making an extended civil restraint order in accordance with paragraph 3.1 of Practice Direction 3C supplementing CPR r 3.11, the court was entitled to have regard to all such claims and applications made by the litigant, including those made prior to the making of an earlier extended civil restraint order.’

WLR Daily, 20th March 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Freedom of Information and Data Protection: Case Law Update 2014 – Thirty Nine Essex Street

‘This paper covers key information rights cases in 2014. The breadth of issues covered below, from legal professional privilege, human rights to vexatious requests, demonstrates the overlap between information law and many other areas of public law. This paper is intended to provide guidance, even for those who are not steeped, day-to-day, in the workings of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”) and the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “DPA”), on the practical implications of these developments.’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015

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Judicial review reforms will discourage “ill-conceived and vexatious claims”, experts say – OUT-LAW.com

‘Changes to the rules governing judicial review (JR) claims will ensure that those challenging the decisions of public bodies face a “fair level of financial risk”, the Government has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2014

Source: www.out-law.com