Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 117 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWHC 2121 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Leeds District Registry)
Judge:

Males J

Representation David Forsdick QC and Yaaser Vanderman (instructed by Sheffield Cirty Council) for the authority.
  John Cooper QC and Laura Collier (instructed by Howells Solicitors) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 15 August 2017

Catchwords

Practice - Title of proceedings - Application for injunction

The Case

Practice Title of proceedings. The local authority was granted an injunction against the defendants who had protested against the authority's tree felling programme, causing a number of planned tree fellings to be abandoned. The Queen's Bench Division held that the restriction that the authority had sought to impose was justified, and that the defendants' direct action against the felling had constituted the tort of tresspass and a criminal offence under s303 of the .

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