Dulgheriu and another v Ealing London Borough Council

Local authority – Powers. The second claimant was granted anonymity until the substantial hearing of proceedings challenging the defendant local authority's public spaces protection order, prohibiting groups from engaging in any activity at all in a 'safe zone' around an abortion clinic. However, the Administrative Court refused to make a protective costs order, as it could not be satisfied as to the claimants' true financial resources, given that there might be a body behind them intimately involved in the litigation with considerable resources.

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