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Contempt of Court

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  • Sentencing of husband for contempt of court was adjourned until after the financial remedy hearing, at which the husband's ability to pay might emerge. Judgment, 22/11/2018, free
  • Appeal against a 7 month prison sentence for contempt of court, which was given to a relative of the father of 3 abducted children, was dismissed. Judgment, 19/11/2018, free
  • The sister of the husband was imprisoned for failing to comply with 2 court orders in this long running financial remedy dispute. Judgment, 07/11/2018, free
  • The court found that the sister of the husband and the company which she controlled were in contempt for failing to comply with an order for disclosure. Judgment, 02/11/2018, free
  • In brief: A successful application by a wife (“W”) for a judgment summons against her ex-husband (“H”). Having failed to pay the spousal maintenance ordered, arrears of £55,000 had accrued (by the time of the hearing, they had risen to £87,000). The court was satisfied that H has, or had had, the means to pay the maintenance but had instead prioritised other expenditure (including over £72,000 on two weddings to his new wife) and in doing so had deliberately and wilfully refused or neglected to pay the sum owed to W. Judgment, 02/10/2018, free

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