Contempt Of Court


Contempt  Of Court

On 2 August 2013, the President of the Family Division issued a circular to clarify the scope of the two guidance documents on Committal for Contempt of Court issued on 4 June 2013 and 3 May 2013.

The principle is very clear and MUST be rigorously followed. NO-ONE is EVER to be committed for contempt of court by a family court or the Court of Protection (whether the sentence is suspended or takes immediate effect) without (a) the name of the contemnor (b) proper details of the contempt(s) and (c) the reasons for the committal being made publicly available in a judgment published on the BAILII website.

via Judge upholds contempt finding against three editors over childcare case

Neutral Citation Number: [2013] EWCC 1 (Fam)
DERBY1/2013

RE MR PAUL ROBERTS

  1. On the 19 June 2013, Mr Paul Roberts appeared before His Honour Judge Orrell at the Derby Combined Court Centre; Mr Roberts was assisted by Mrs Jacque Courtnage, acting as a McKenzie friend.
  2. Mr Roberts admitted breaches of an order made by Mr Justice Hedley on the 14 June 2012 and breaches of an undertaking given by Mr Roberts on the 12 April 2013, namely:
  3. He allowed himself to be filmed in the Derby Combined Court Centre and in the film he identified W by name as a child who had been removed from her parents’ care and been subject of proceedings under the Children Act 1989.
  4. He published on the Internet images and letters from the local authority which identify W by name as a child who had been removed from her parents’ care and been made the subject of proceedings under the Children Act 1989.
  5. On the 1 May 2013, he allowed himself to be filmed in the Derby Combined Court Centre and in the film he identified J by name as a child who had been removed from his parents’ care and had been the subject of proceedings under the Children Act 1989.
  6. The above matters were breaches of the order made by Mr Justice Hedley.
  7. In breach of his undertaking, on the 1 May 2013, Mr Roberts disclosed information about the proceedings under the Children Act 1989 concerning J to a third party whilst allowing himself to be filmed including filming in the court building before the hearing in these proceedings on that day. Click here to read more>>>

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5 Responses to Contempt Of Court

  1. towardchange says:

    Silence please: A Facebook contempt of court – allegedly http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2011/04/28/silence-please-a-facebook-contempt-of-court-allegedly/

    Definition of contempt of court and its classes
    Posted on January 12, 2012 by Erineus
    For his obstinacy in refusing to respect a final and executory judgment, we hold Atty. Quevedo in contempt of court.

    Contempt of court is disobedience to the court by acting in opposition to its authority, justice and dignity. It signifies not only a willful disregard or disobedience of the court’s orders but also conduct tending to bring the authority of the court and the administration of law into disrepute or, in some manner, to impede the due administration of justice.[11] Under the Rules of Court, contempt is classified into either direct or indirect contempt. Direct contempt is committed in the presence of or so near a court or judge as to obstruct or interrupt the proceedings before the same.[12] Indirect contempt is one not committed in the presence of a court.[13] It is an act done at a distance which tends to belittle, degrade, obstruct or embarrass the court and justice.[14] http://bataspinoy.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/definition-of-contempt-of-court-and-its-classes/

    Mother who published confidential family court papers on Facebook charged with contempt of court http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/crime/mother-who-published-confidential-family-court-papers-on-facebook-charged-with-contempt-of-court-1-3353644

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