Heathrow Airport Ltd. & Another v. Joss Garman & Others (Queen's Bench Division, 2007)
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Side A: Heathrow Airport Ltd (Corporation)
Side B: Joss Garman (Individual)
Request for injunction against environmental activists attempting to disrupt the operations of an airport
A United Kingdom court granted injunctive relief to control a probable campaign of direct action and civil disobedience by environmental activists in the immediate vicinity of a UK airport. Environmental groups were planning to organize a climate change awareness/action event, likely to attract thousands of activists, in the immediate vicinity of Heathrow Airport. The court ordered an injunction under the common law torts of trespass and nuisance forbidding the protesters from disrupting or impairing the operation of the airport.