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Vexatious Litigants

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has given to additional restrictions on the ability of people who have been declared vexatious litigants to pursue court proceedings. (291766)

Vexatious litigants may not instigate, continue or make any application in any court proceedings without first seeking leave from the High Court. To give leave the court has to be satisfied that there is no abuse of process and that there are reasonable grounds for the proceedings or application. We have no current plans to impose additional restrictions on vexatious litigants.