||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 154 (Apr)
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Ward LJ and Sir Martin Nourse
||Maria Hancock (instructed by Howard & Co, Barnsley) for the father.
||11 April 2006
County court - Practice - Committal for contempt - Defendant facing committal proceedings for contempt without written statement setting out nature of alleged contempt - Whether hearing procedurally unfair.
Where a father had engaged a photographer to take pictures of witnesses in contact proceedings in camera, committal proceedings for contempt were procedurally unfair, without a written statement setting out the alleged contempt. It had not been enough for the judge to set out, however clearly, what she had thought was the nature of the alleged contempt. That was not to say that there could not be cases in which a statement of the alleged contempt could be dispensed with, but the instant case had not been one of them.
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