||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 101 (Aug)
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Mummery, Jacob and Stanley Burnton LJJ
||Margaret McGowan-Smyth (instructed by Vyman) for the liquidator.
||Barry Isaacs (instructed by Brook Martin) for K.
||15 August 2008
Contempt of court - Civil contempt - Committal - Breach of registrar's order - Second defendant failing to serve affidavit - Liquidator commencing contempt proceedings - Judge finding second defendant in contempt of court and committing him to prison for one year - Whether judge erring - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Contempt of court Civil contempt. Following the liquidation of a company, where K, the shadow director of that company, had failed to comply with an order made by a registrar in which he was to serve an affidavit, the judge had been correct to find that K was in contempt of court for failing to comply with the order, and the judge had been correct to commit him to prison for one year.
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