Injunctions Against Protestors: Who Are “Persons Unknown”?

    View Author March 2020
    Seeking an injunction can be a complex process at the best of times. However, it can be even more challenging when the injunction is being sought against “Persons Unknown”, as is often the case with groups of protestors. Canada Goose Retail Limited found itself in this situation in a recent case (Canada Goose UK Retail Ltd v Persons Unknown [2020] EWCA Civ 303).

    Among other things, this case has clarified the requirements for an applicant in the interim period between commencing proceedings and the final injunction being granted. The case has also helpfully clarified who can be included in the definition of Persons Unknown in the final injunction.