||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 01 (Dec)
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Thorpe and Laws LJJ
||Suzanne Walker for the mother.
||Lesley Anne Carter for the father.
||3 December 2001
Contempt of court - Committal - Breach of court order - Orders in family proceedings for mother's protection - Orders being breached by father on several occasions - Father previously receiving suspended and immediate custodial sentences - Orders being breached by father on a further occasion - Father receiving suspended custodial sentence - Whether sentence excessively lenient.
Where the father had repeatedly breached court orders made for the protection of the mother and received both suspended and immediate custodial sentences, it was within the range of discretion open to the judge to pass a suspended sentence for further breaches.
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