Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 38 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Maurice Kay VP and Elias LJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Andrew Marsden (instructed by Colchester Borough Council) for the authority.
  Richard Buxton (solicitor-advocate) (instructed by Richard Buxton Environmental & Public Law) for the respondents.
Judgment Dates: 3 October 2012


Contempt of court - Committal - Breach of injunction - Appeal - Respondents breaching terms of injunction - Applicant local planning authority seeking committal order - Judge making suspended committal order - Respondents appealing - Whether judge erring - Whether sentence excessive or inappropriate.

The Case

Contempt of court Committal. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the respondents' appeal against a suspended order for committal, holding that there had been no error in the order nor was the sentence excessive or inappropriate.

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