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This Practice Note is for historical reference only as it refers to CPR 81 as it was in force prior to 1 October 2020, and to Practice Direction 81 which is revoked in its entirety with effect from 1 October 2020. If you are dealing with a committal application post 1-October 2020 you need to refer to the current in force CPR 81 and the Practice Notes covering this, see: Contempt and committal—overview.
For the pre-1 October 2020 version of CPR 81 or Practice Direction 81, see:
This Practice Note considers when committal proceedings can be brought where an interference with the administration of justice is alleged. You should also consider Practice Notes:
Committal proceedings—false statements [Archived]
Committal proceedings—contempt in the face of the court [Archived]
for similar contempts.
This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Committal proceedings—applications, evidence and hearings [Archived], giving a general overview of the key considerations in these types of proceedings.
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