Broomleigh Housing Association Ltd v Okonkwo – WLR Daily

Posted October 14th, 2010 in civil procedure rules, committals, law reports by sally

Broomleigh Housing Association Ltd v Okonkwo [2010] EWCA Civ 1113; [2010] WLR (D) 251

“If, following an application by a creditor for an order to gain information from a judgment debtor, the debtor failed to attend court the judge should not use a committal order, even when suspended, as little more than a vehicle for fixing a date for an effective adjourned hearing. A judge had a discretion whether to make such an order and should exercise it, and be seen to exercise it, with due regard to its seriousness.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2010


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