Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 108 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 3152 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division
Judge:

Slade J

Representation Darren Walsh (instructed by Horwich Farrelly) for the applicant.
  Gaurang Naik (instructed by McMillan Williams Solicitors Ltd) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 9 December 2016

Catchwords

Contempt of court - Contempt of court for making false statement in document verified by statement of truth without honest belief in its truth - Permission to bring proceedings for such contempt - Applicant insurer seeking permission to bring proceedings against respondent for contempt of court - Whether permission should be granted - CPR 81.12(3).

The Case

Contempt of court Contempt of court for making false statement in document verified by statement of truth without honest belief in its truth. The Queen's Bench Division granted the applicant insurer permission to pursue proceedings for contempt of court against the respondent in respect of three of the four alleged grounds. There was a strong prima facie case on those three grounds and, in the interests of justice and the overriding objective, it was proportionate for contempt proceedings to be pursued.

Practice Areas

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