Harassment is a versatile cause of action of increasing relevance and application. It is popular with claimants for its flexibility, in particular where it is important to obtain effective injunctive relief. The statutory tort of harassment can apply in a wide range of scenarios, in personal relationships, in protests and campaigns, and in employment and industrial disputes. A claim for harassment can also be complementary to other causes of action, or raise stand-alone issues, where online or traditional publications and freedom of expression are concerned. Anonymity orders are often important ancillary orders to anti-harassment injunctions.

Members of One Brick Court are highly experienced in handling sensitive harassment claims for claimants and defendants alike in the county court and the High Court. We are skilled at exploring the ways in which the tort can provide protection, injunctive relief and appropriate remedies to protect individuals, as well as advising defendants faced with claims against them. Where appropriate this can extend to committal for contempt and/or obtaining civil restraint orders.

Members of One Brick Court have appeared in many diverse harassment claims including Howlett v Holding (flying banners from a plane amounting to harassment), Brand v Berki (interim injunctive relief to prevent publication of private information and allegations), Hourani v Thomson (harassment through an organised campaign of staged protests and online publications), Nowak v Guys & St Thomas (harassment in an employment context), and Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers (allegations of harassment by media publication).

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