Today in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Others v Persons Unknown (London Gypsies and Travellers Friends, Families and Travellers and National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups intervening), the court held final orders brought against ‘persons unknown’ cannot bind newcomers. Between interim order and subsequent trial, a claimant must identify the person against whom the final injunction is sought.
Today, the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.6) Rules 2020 (SI No. 1228) have been laid before Parliament. They are due to come into effect on Wednesday 2 December 2020.
Practitioners should be aware that the changes to Part 81, Civil Procedure Rules which came into effect on 1 October 2020 have already caused issues in the county courts in matters concerning Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. There has been a disparity in how the courts are dealing with breaches both on arrest and on application.