Claimant who sued over pothole injury given suspended sentence after evidence of extreme sports participation – Local Government Lawyer

‘Walsall Council has successfully prosecuted a man who falsely claimed significant compensation following an injury when falling in a pothole.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2020

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Contempt and pre-action conduct – Law Society’s Gazette

‘In the landmark decision in Jet2 Holidays Limited v Hughes & Hughes [2019] EWCA Civ 1858, the Court of Appeal (Sir Terence Etherton MR, Hamblen and Flaux LJJ) confirmed that the High Court has jurisdiction to commit for contempt of court in respect of false witness statements made under a pre-action protocol (PAP) even though proceedings were never issued.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th January 2020

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Tribunal savages SRA witnesses as prosecution left in tatters – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has savaged two witnesses who gave evidence on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) against a Yorkshire sole practitioner.’

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Legal Futures, 12th December 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Alleged tout given suspended sentence over sale of Wimbledon tickets – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in consumer protection, contempt of court, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘An alleged tout who said he would rather go to prison than “grass up” his boss, who prosecutors claim is a reality TV star, has been handed a six-month suspended prison sentence over the sale of Wimbledon tickets.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2019

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Appeal court allows contempt proceedings based on pre-action witness statements – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Court of Appeal has allowed a holiday company to bring contempt proceedings against two holiday-makers based on statements made before proceedings were even issued.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th November 2019

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Police officers charged over Dalian Atkinson death named after force loses bid to protect their identities – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2019 in anonymity, contempt of court, death in custody, news, police by tracey

‘Two police officers charged over the death of the footballer Dalian Atkinson have been named after their force lost an “unjustified” attempt to protect their identities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

PAP witness statements “can be grounds for contempt” – Litigation Futures

Posted November 12th, 2019 in civil procedure rules, contempt of court, news, pre-action conduct, witnesses by sally

‘A witness statement verified by a statement of truth made by a prospective claimant before the commencement of proceedings can give rise to contempt, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th November 2019

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Expert who “fall short” face “much more robust” response – Litigation Futures

‘Expert witnesses who “fall short of the mark” face a “much more and properly robust” response from the courts, a recently retired Court of Appeal judge has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th November 2019

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Mentally ill man jailed for yelling racist abuse at judge – Legal Futures

Posted October 29th, 2019 in contempt of court, mental health, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A mentally ill man has been jailed for 10 days for contempt in the face of the court after yelling racist abuse at a judge at Bristol Magistrates’ Court.’

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Legal Futures, 29th October 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Mail on Sunday writer spared jail after recording court hearing on phone – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2019 in contempt of court, fines, media, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A Mail on Sunday features writer has been spared jail after blaming “work pressure” for recording a court hearing on her mobile phone.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2019

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Credit card lie “made PI claimant fundamentally dishonest” – Litigation Futures

Posted October 17th, 2019 in accidents, appeals, contempt of court, damages, deceit, news, personal injuries, taxis by sally

‘A personal injury claimant who lied over whether he had credit cards which could have been used to pay for a replacement car, instead of credit hire, was fundamentally dishonest, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th October 2019

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CA quashes paralegal’s “unfair” contempt sentence – Legal Futures

‘It was “manifestly unfair” for a circuit judge to issue a paralegal with a suspended six-month prison sentence for inadvertently breaching the Family Procedure Rules, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 17th September 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Suspended Jail Sentences For Campaigners Protesting Site Of UK’s ‘Biggest Fracking Tremor’ – Rights Info

‘Three campaigners who breached an injunction restricting protest at a shale gas site struck by what is believed to be the UK’s biggest fracking tremor have been given suspended prison sentences.’

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Rights Info, 3rd September 2019

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Anti-fracking trio given suspended sentences for breaking protest ban – The Guardian

‘Three anti-fracking activists have been given suspended prison sentences after breaking a ban on demonstrations which their lawyers argued “severely curtails the right to protest”.’

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The Guaridan, 3rd September 2019

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Solicitor jailed for 14 months for contempt – Legal Futures

Posted August 20th, 2019 in client accounts, contempt of court, news, sentencing, solicitors, undertakings by sally

‘A solicitor has been jailed for 14 months after being found guilty on four counts of contempt of court for breaching undertakings given to the court about missing client money.’

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Legal Futures, 20th August 2019

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Divorcee granted injunction against ex-husband’s holding company – OUT-LAW.com

‘he High Court in England has granted an injunction against the holding company to which a wealthy Russian businessman transferred ownership of a luxury yacht in order to avoid enforcement of a £500 million divorce settlement, preventing the company from moving the yacht from where it is docked in Dubai.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2019

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Competition watchdog warns Viagogo court action will continue – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2019 in competition, consumer protection, contempt of court, news, sport by tracey

‘The competition regulator has warned Viagogo that contempt of court proceedings against it will continue, despite a legal ruling that the controversial ticket resale company has hailed as a victory.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2019

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Stephen Yaxley-Lennon committed to prison for contempt of court – Attorney General’s Office

‘Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, AKA Tommy Robinson, has today been sentenced to 6 months in prison for committing contempt of court by filming outside Leeds Crown Court during a trial. He was committed to prison for a further 3 months for a previous contempt.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th July 2019

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Tommy Robinson Is Jailed For Contempt Of Court: Here’s What It Means – Rights Info

‘Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for nine months after being found guilty of contempt of court.’

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Rights Info, 11th July 2019

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Tommy Robinson jailed for contempt of court – BBC News

‘The ex-English Defence League leader was found guilty last week of interfering with the trial of a sexual grooming gang at Leeds Crown Court in May 2018.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk