Ashcroft and another v Webster

Order – Civil restraint order. The Chancery Division granted the claimant executors of an estate and trustees of the deceased's will an extension to an extended civil restraint order (ECRO), which had been granted by a judge against the defendant grandson of the deceased. The defendant had brought a number of claims against them in respect of a family dispute over property. The court held that the defendant's behaviour since the grant of the ECRO, in the light of everything that had gone before, showed that there remained a clear and serious risk to the claimants, to third parties, and, importantly, to the administration of public justice, which was simply too great to allow the ECRO not to be continued.

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