Senior Courts Act 2016

  • Warning: Some amendments have not yet been incorporated
  • Corrections have been made to Part 2 of Schedule 4 on 11 November 2016 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012, and on 6 March 2017 to Schedule 3 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) and (v) of the Legislation Act 2012, and on 7 March 2017 to Schedule 3 in order to fix amending terminology under sections 25(1)(j)(i) and (v), and on 23 August 2017 to section 174 under section 25(1)(j)(i) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Restriction on commencing or continuing proceeding

166 Judge may make order restricting commencement or continuation of proceeding

(1)

A Judge of the High Court may make an order restricting a person from commencing or continuing a civil proceeding.

(2)

The order may have—

(a)

a limited effect (a limited order); or

(b)

an extended effect (an extended order); or

(c)

a general effect (a general order).

(3)

A limited order restrains a party from commencing or continuing civil proceedings on a particular matter in a senior court, another court, or a tribunal.

(4)

An extended order restrains a party from commencing or continuing civil proceedings on a particular or related matter in a senior court, another court, or a tribunal.

(5)

A general order restrains a party from commencing or continuing civil proceedings in a senior court, another court, or a tribunal.

(6)

Nothing in this section limits the court’s inherent power to control its own proceedings.