Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 23 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWHC 2962 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court

Laws and Simon LJJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Marcus Grant (instructed by Irwin Mitchell) for the claimants.
  Adam Swirsky (instructed by Gopal Gupta) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 5 October 2011


Contempt of court - Civil Contempt - Committal - Claimant being responsible for motor accident involving defendants' car - First defendant being injured and bringing personal injury claim - Defendants inflating damages claim by making statements of truth which were deliberate and calculated lies - Claimant and his insurers bringing application for committal for contempt of court - Whether defendants should be sentenced to term of imprisonment - CPR 32.

The Case

Contempt of court Civil Contempt. The Divisional Court held that the defendants would be sentenced to terms of imprisonment for contempt of court for deliberately falsifying statements of truth to inflate a personal injury claim.

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