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By Howard Leithead Bromley LBC v Persons Unknown [2020] EWCA Civ 12 The Court of Appeal has provided guidance for local authorities in seeking borough-injunctions against persons unknown. While injunctions affecting wide areas may still be granted, it will now be harder for local authorities to obtain them. Local authorities will need to engage more […]

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