Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 361 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWHC 2680 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Lawrence Collins J

Representation Orlando Fraser (instructed by Edwards Geldard) for the claimant.
  The first defendant appeared in person.
Judgment Dates: 25 November 2005


Contempt of court - Committal - Breach of court order - First defendant refusing to comply with court orders and providing false disclosure - Whether custodial sentence merited.

The Case

On the evidence, the court was satisfied that the first defendant was guilty of 'serious, contumacious, flouting of orders of the court' that merited a custodial sentence as he had refused to comply with an earlier court order in important respects and that his disclosure had, in material respects, been false. The case was adjourned until January 2006, when the appropriate penalty would be decided.

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