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Contempt of Court

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  • Judgment summons brought by the wife against the husband. Sanction was adjourned on terms agreed by the husband that he would, by agreed dates, pay all the arrears, and current instalments as they fall due, and an agreed figure for the wife's costs of the judgment summons. Judgment, 02/10/2018, free
  • Appeal against a custodial sentence for contempt of court. Appeal dismissed. Judgment, 20/07/2018, free
  • In brief: A further hearing in these long-running proceedings where the children had been taken to Nigeria and had been prevented from returning to England. An order had previously been made that the children’s return to England would be facilitated by the father’s (“F”) brother / F’s son (depending upon whose version of the identity of the same man you relied upon) in time for this hearing. None of the children had been returned and the brother / son, who had been ordered to attend the hearing, had gone missing. A warrant was issued for the brother / son’s arrest and the mother (“M”) was able to personally serve F with a fresh application to commit him to prison for further alleged contempts of court (F already being in custody). Judgment, 11/04/2018, free
  • 12 month sentence imposed on father who, for the second time, had not cooperated with the court in returning the two children from Libya. Judgment, 19/03/2018, free
  • The husband was found guilty of contempt of court for repeated failures to provide the wife with documents relating to the company, the husband's shares of which had been transferred to her in financial remedy proceedings. The hearing was adjourned for sentencing. Judgment, 16/03/2018, free

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