- Defence struck out in harassment by publication claim (Oliver v Shaikh)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
TMT analysis: The High Court has struck out the defence in this claim for harassment contrary to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA 1997) on the basis that the defence did not comply with CPR requirements and contained nothing more than a bare defence of the allegations without referring to any reasonable grounds for defending the claim. The claim was against a defendant found to be aggrieved by the claimant High Court judge’s involvement in an unsuccessful appeal by the defendant which was said to have prompted the claimant to publish, for a protracted period, a number of accusations about the claimant on a website which the court found to be operated by the defendant.
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