Landlord sentenced after admitting conspiring to defraud council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landlord has been sentenced to 17 months in prison suspended for 12 months after she admitted conspiring to defraud a district council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th June 2016

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Two jurors given suspended sentences for contempt of court – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2016 in contempt of court, juries, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A juror who caused a criminal trial to collapse at a cost of £80,000 has been been given a nine-month suspended sentence for contempt of court.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2016

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Footballer found guilty of contempt of court – Attorney General’s Office

‘A semi-professional footballer who was caught tweeting about playing football 24 hours after making a dishonest insurance claim for whiplash today admitted contempt of court.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 15th April 2016

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Court heaps landmark contempt sentence on whiplash cheat – Litigation Futures

‘A semi-professional footballer who brought a fake whiplash claim has suffered twice over after a four-month suspended sentence for contempt was heaped on an £11,000 costs order for bringing a fundamentally dishonest claim.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th April 2016

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Celebrity injunction: blogger defies legal threats as more papers print details – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2016 in appeals, contempt of court, injunctions, media, news, privacy by sally

‘Attempts to silence a blogger who published the identities of a celebrity couple at the centre of a UK press injunction appear to have backfired, as newspapers in Canada and Sweden published details of the story.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2016

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Does Art 5 entail a right to legal representation when facing prison for contempt of court? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The European Court of Human Rights has held that the detention of an individual following his breach of a civil contact order, where he had no legal representation, did not violate his rights under Article 5, ECHR (Right to Liberty and Security of Person). However, the decision not to provide compensation to the individual following a failure to provide him with a lawyer during domestic proceedings resulted in a violation of Article 6 (Right to a Fair Trial).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th March 2016

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Swindon Borough Council v Webb (trading as Protective Coatings) – WLR Daily

Swindon Borough Council v Webb (trading as Protective Coatings) [2016] EWCA Civ 152

‘Whilst hesitating to be prescriptive in a matter where the liberty of the subject is at stake, and where the circumstances are likely to be infinitely various, the procedure provided by CPR r 81.31 should be followed where a contemnor seeks his discharge before the expiry of his sentence (para 23).’

WLR Daily, 16th March 2016

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Judge rules on Madonna custody dispute – BBC News

‘Madonna has been granted permission to end the British legal action over the custody of her 15-year-old son, Rocco.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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High Court: contempt of court could form basis of ‘unlawful means’ damages action – OUT-LAW.com

‘Failing to comply with a freezing order in contempt of court could be considered “unlawful means” as part of an action for damages for conspiracy to injure by unlawful means, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd February 2016

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An Inconvenient Truth: The Danger of Using Undertakings in International Cases – Family Law Week

‘Sarah Lucy Cooper, barrister, of Thomas More Chambers considers the perils of relying on undertakings in cases with a foreign element.’

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Family Law Week, 18th February 2016

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Jury Service and the Price of Curiosity – Emma Fenelon – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 16th, 2016 in contempt of court, human rights, juries, Law Commission, news, reports by sally

‘Like the 179,000 or so people selected at random from the electoral register each year in England and Wales, in July 2011 Ms. Theodora Dallas was summoned to attend jury service. Along with other jurors summoned that day, she was shown a video about their service, and told by the court’s jury officer that internet research about anyone involved in the trial was not permitted. For good measure, the jury waiting room contained notices stating “You may also be in contempt of court if you use the internet to research details about any cases you hear along with any cases listed for trial at the Court…”. The notices made it clear that contempt of court was punishable by a fine or by imprisonment.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2016

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GQ publisher fined for contempt of court over Rebekah Brooks article – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2016 in contempt of court, fines, interception, media, news by tracey

‘The publisher of GQ magazine has been fined £10,000 after being found in contempt of court over an article that seriously risked prejudicing the phone-hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update January 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during December 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 8th January 2016

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That’s Entertainment? The Anonymity of Arrestees and the Law – Doughty Street

‘Last week, The Mirror reported that John Leslie was being questioned by police in connection with an alleged sexual assault. The report contained photographs of the police with evidence bags outside Leslie’s house. The Mirror reminded its readers of allegations made against the former TV presenter in 2002 and 2008. This the most recent example of media reports concerning allegations of sexual offences involving public figures.’

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Doughty Street, 2nd December 2015

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Tear down house or go to prison, high court tells farmer in planning dispute – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2015 in contempt of court, news, planning, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A farmer has been given a three-month suspended prison sentence for failing to tear down a mock Tudor castle that he built.

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The Guardian, 9th November 2015

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Late Saudi King Fahd’s ‘secret wife’ wins payout – BBC News

‘A woman who says she was the “secret wife” of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia has won a multimillion-pound claim at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2015

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Judge calls for fast-track civil contempt procedure after application is stymied by criminal trial – Litigation Futures

‘A claimant found to have brought a bogus personal injury claim – but then cleared of fraud in the Crown Court – can only face civil contempt proceedings if there is new evidence, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th November 2015

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Becky Watts murder: potential jurors told not to research case – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2015 in contempt of court, internet, juries, murder, news by sally

‘Potential jurors in the Becky Watts murder trial have been warned they could face imprisonment if they research the case or discuss it with other people.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2015

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Jurors and jail: How to avoid going from one to the other, and trying to keep your Ipad in between… – Park Square Barristers

Posted October 7th, 2015 in contempt of court, internet, juries, news by sally

‘You’re called up for jury duty. You’re excited, nervous, curious. You wonder what case you might get, if there will be a celebrity involved. You probably don’t consider whether you’ll end up in prison at the end of your service.’

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Park Square Barristers, 4th October 2015

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Model jailed for false whiplash claim – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 13th, 2015 in contempt of court, fraud, news, personal injuries, sentencing by sally

‘A model and semi-professional footballer has this week been jailed for two months for making up a personal injury claim.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th August 2015

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