Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 272 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Thorpe, Lewison LJJ and Hedley J (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Mary-Jane Taylor for the husband.
  The wife did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 25 October 2012


Contempt of court - Committal - Breach of order - Defendant being found to be in breach of order requiring her to give up possession of matrimonial home - Committal order and suspended sentence being imposed on defendant - Defendant appealing - Defendant submitting committal order inappropriate in circumstances where original order being challenged - Whether judge erring.

The Case

Contempt of court Committal. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the wife's appeal against a committal order for her failure to comply with an order to vacate the matrimonial home, and made an extended civil restraint order against the wife notwithstanding that she had had no notice of the application.

Practice Areas

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