Jail for PI lawyer who lied in witness statements – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor described by a High Court judge as a “thoroughly dishonest man” has been jailed and a medical expert who produced an “astonishing” 32 reports a day handed a suspended prison sentence for civil contempt of court.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2018

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Lawyer bloggers invited to lift veil on family courts – Legal Futures

‘An effort to encourage lawyers to report on everyday proceedings in the family courts to compensate for lack of press interest is being piloted over the next nine months, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2018

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Court of Appeal: Judge wrong to jail unrepresented woman for contempt – Litigation Futures

Posted August 31st, 2018 in contempt of court, legal representation, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A judge was wrong to jail an unrepresented woman for contempt of court without giving her more time to find a lawyer, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th August 2018

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High Court gives whiplash contempt proceedings green light – Litigation Futures

Posted August 14th, 2018 in contempt of court, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A High Court judge has allowed a bus company’s application for committal proceedings to go ahead against two dishonest former claimants who said they had serious whiplash injuries from a minor traffic collision, when CCTV showed otherwise.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th August 2018

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Tommy Robinson bailed after Court of Appeal win – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2018 in appeals, bail, contempt of court, news by sally

‘Far-right activist Tommy Robinson has been bailed after winning an appeal against a finding of contempt of court.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2018

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Tommy Robinson jail sentence appeal delayed by judges – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2018 in appeals, contempt of court, delay, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Judges have delayed their decision in an appeal by far-right activist Tommy Robinson against his conviction and jailing for contempt of court.’

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BBC news, 18th July 2018

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Tommy Robinson appeal – LIVE: EDL founder challenges 13-month prison sentence for contempt of court – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2018 in appeals, contempt of court, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal is to hear a challenge by former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson against his jail term for contempt of court.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2018

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Teenager sentenced after naming sex abuse victims online – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The sister of a convicted sex offender who posted the names of his victims online has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th June 2018

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Here’s another Jeremy Thorpe scandal – its chilling legacy in law – Geoffrey Robertson – The Guardian

‘I defended the New Statesman during the legal fallout of the 1970s scandal. But ultimately a veil of secrecy was drawn over the British jury system.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2018

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Contempt of court – what does it mean? – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2018 in contempt of court, fines, internet, juries, media, news, photography, sentencing by sally

‘Tommy Robinson has been jailed for being in “contempt of court”. What does that mean? And who else has been found “in contempt”?’

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BBC News, 30th May 2018

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Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson jailed at Leeds court – BBC News

‘Former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for potentially prejudicing a court case, it can be reported.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2018

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Claimant held in contempt of court for grossly exaggerating negligence claim – UK Human Rights Law Blog

Posted May 4th, 2018 in contempt of court, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Calderdale Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust v Sandip Singh Atwal [2018] EWHC 961 (QB). In a landmark case an NHS trust has successfully brought contempt proceedings against a DJ who grossly exaggerated the effect of his injuries in an attempt to claim over £800,000 in damages for clinical negligence. He faces a potential jail sentence.’

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UK Human Rights Law Blog, 3rd May 2018

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Finance and Divorce Update, April 2018 – Family Law Week

‘Claire Molyneux Senior Associate, and Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during March 2018.’

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Family Law Week, 15th April 2018

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Hart v Hart: what led the court to order the ultimate sanction? – Family Law

Posted March 26th, 2018 in contempt of court, divorce, elderly, financial provision, imprisonment, news by tracey

‘Anyone reading that John Hart, an 83-year-old man with prostate cancer, had been sent to prison by a High Court judge might naturally raise an eye-brow in surprise. However, HHJ Wildblood QC did just that following judgments at [2018] EWHC 548 (Fam), [2018] EWHC 549 (Fam) and dated 23 February and 18 March 2018 respectively. These decisions are the latest in the long-running saga in the Hart v Hart divorce which has now been ongoing in various guises for some six and a half years.’

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Family Law, 23rd March 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Millionaire jailed for contempt of court over divorce deal – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2018 in contempt of court, divorce, elderly, news by tracey

‘A wealthy property developer has been jailed for 14 months for contempt of court in relation to his divorce settlement.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2018

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Rule committee declines to consider contempt question over solicitors who act on fraudulent claims – Litigation Futures

Posted March 14th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, contempt of court, news, oaths, solicitors by sally

‘The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has rejected a High Court judge’s suggestion that it consider whether solicitors who sign statements of truth on behalf of fraudulent clients could be held in contempt of court.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th March 2018

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Solicitor, paralegal and others face contempt of court trial over “fraudulent” PI claim – Legal Futures

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in contempt of court, fraud, news, paralegals, personal injuries, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor, paralegal, GP and claims management company owner are all set to face committal proceedings for contempt of court shortly over an alleged fraudulent personal injury claim.’

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Legal Futures, 1st February 2018

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Solicitors, Statements of Truth and CNFS: Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited v Yavuz and Otheres [2017] EWHC 3088 QB – Zenith PI Blog

‘In Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Ltd v Yavuz and others, Warby J found that the parties to a crash-for-cash conspiracy were guilty of contempt of court.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 12th December 2017

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Solicitors “at risk of contempt finding” by signing statement of truth in bogus claims, judge warns – Litigation Futures

Posted December 8th, 2017 in contempt of court, fraud, news, oaths, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has raised the prospect of solicitors who sign statements of truth on behalf of fraudulent clients being held in contempt of court.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th December 2017

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Attorney general’s office investigates social media posts which may identify Jon Venables – Daily Telegraph

‘The attorney general’s office has announced an inquiry into social media messages which may identify Jon Venables.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2017

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