We don’t see these that often so worth a mention when one crops up on the EAT website.  A restriction of proceedings order effectively prevents an individual from bringing Tribunal proceedings without the prior permission of the EAT.  Such on order has been made against one Anthony Bentley who brought 31 sets of proceedings in Tribunals around the country against 44 separate Respondents.  The form of his activity was that he applied for positions and, when unsuccessful, issued proceedings for age discrimination and, in some cases, disability discrimination.  None of his claims met with any form of success and 19 were dismissed because they were not actively pursued.  Cases such as this are pretty extreme and it is good to see that the EAT are dealing firmly with what appears to be a fairly blatant abuse of process.