Limited civil restraint orders
Limited civil restraint orders

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Limited civil restraint orders
  • What is a limited civil restraint order (LCRO)?
  • Who can make an LCRO?
  • What is the test for making an LCRO?
  • What is the effect and duration of an LCRO?
  • What are the consequences of breaching an LCRO?

Limited civil restraint orders

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Civil restraint orders which deals with general information on civil restraint orders (CROs) that is common to all types of CRO. Also see Practice Notes: Extended civil restraint orders, General civil restraint orders and Civil proceedings orders against vexatious litigants for information on other orders that can be made against vexatious litigants.

What is a limited civil restraint order (LCRO)?

An LCRO may be made by a judge of any court where a party has made two or more applications that are totally without merit (TWM).

It prevents the party from making further applications in the proceedings in which it is made without the prior permission of the court.

An example of an LCRO is attached to CPR PD 3C (Form N19).

Who can make an LCRO?

An LCRO can be made by a judge of any court.

Any CRO can be made by the court of its own initiative. If the court strikes out a statement of case or dismisses an application and considers that the claim or

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