||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 10 (Dec)
|| EWHC 3126 (Admin)
||Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)
Gloster LJ and Andrews J
||Benjamin Gray (instructed by Gordon Dadds LLP) for the trustee.
||The bankrupt appeared in person.
||1 December 2017
Contempt of court - Criminal contempt - Intention to interfere with course of justice
Contempt of court Criminal contempt. As it was the first time that an application for committal had been lodged with the Administrative Court in respect of breaches of the , and using the procedure set out in CPR 81.15, the Divisional Court gave guidance on the correct procedure. It then endorsed the claimant trustee in bankruptcy's certification that the respondent bankrupt, without reasonable excuse, had failed to comply with his obligation under ss 333(1)(a) and (c), and 363(2).
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