Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2013] All ER (D) 226 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2013] EWHC 795 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Mrs Justice Sharp

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  Stuart Brittenden (instructed by Lewisham Borough Council) for the first to seventh defendants.
  Jonathan Barnes for the eighth defendant.
Judgment Dates: 11 April 2013


Libel and slander - Injunction - Interlocutory - Claimant seeking interlocutory injunction against defendants in course of libel and harassment proceedings - Defendants seeking stay of libel and harassment proceedings pending employment tribunal proceedings - Whether injunction should be granted - Whether stay should be granted.

The Case

Libel and slander Injunction. The claimant applied for an interim injunction in libel and harassment against the defendants, who had been involved in managing the claimant or otherwise involved in her dismissal. The defendants sought a stay of the libel action pending resolution of employment tribunal proceedings. The Queen's Bench Division, refused the injunction and stayed the proceedings.

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