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Application for permission to commit for contempt of court refused (JTR v HNL)

Application for permission to commit for contempt of court refused (JTR v HNL)
Published on: 29 September 2015
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Application for permission to commit for contempt of court refused (JTR v HNL)
  • Practical implications
  • Facts
  • What principles will the court consider when deciding a committal application?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Were the respondent's alleged false statements significant in the privacy action?
  • Did the applicant present a strong prima facie case?
  • Would committal proceedings be proportionate and in accordance with the overriding objective?
  • Would committal proceedings be in the public interest?
  • Court details

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: Mr Justice Warby refused a private application for permission for committal for contempt of court made under CPR 81.18(1)(a) in relation to alleged sexual relations. In doing so he emphasised the public interest element of committal proceedings and the need for a strong prima facie case. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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