||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 287 (Oct)
|| EWHC 2653 (Ch)
Lawrence Collins J
||Peter Shaw (instructed by Boyes Turner) for the company.
||Julian Gun Cuninghame (instructed by Dean Thomas & Co) for the first defendant.
||William Hibbert (instructed by Dean Thomas & Co) for the fourth defendant.
||25 October 2006
Contempt of court - Committal - Application - Company applying for committal of first and fourth defendants for breach of freezing order - Whether fourth defendant having knowledge of existence of freezing orders at material time.
The burden was on the company to establish the facts constituting an alleged contempt beyond a reasonable doubt. The person against whom an order was made was liable for contempt of court if he acted in breach of the order after having notice of it, and a third party would also be liable if he knowingly assisted in the breach.
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