||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 108 (Dec)
|| EWHC 3152 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Darren Walsh (instructed by Horwich Farrelly) for the applicant.
||Gaurang Naik (instructed by McMillan Williams Solicitors Ltd) for the respondent.
||9 December 2016
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).
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.
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