We’ve just come across this rather fascinating list on the Ministry of Justice’s website and had to share it.

It is a list of people who have been forbidden by a High Court judge to issue civil proceedings in England and Wales without prior permission.

These people are known as Vexatious Litigants, and the index offers a comprehensive list of all those individuals who have been subject to such an order (barring them from issuing proceedings without permission), and the date the order was made.

There are of course people who are terribly upset inside the system and yet may not necessarily have good reason to keep on down the litigation road, but by the same token, many people caught up in this list are simply trying to ‘get through’ to a system which is far too narrow, sometimes, in scope and sophistication, to get to the heart of the matter. Vexatious Litigants, like well-meaning lawyers who make mistakes, are not all of a type.

An interesting list, and one which no doubt will grow over time, as it has done and continues to do.