- Contempt of court in bankruptcy proceedings (Re Brown; Official Receiver v Brown and Official Receiver v Brown)
- What are the practical implications of these decisions?
- What was the application about?
- Re Brown; Official Receiver v Brown  EWHC 2728 (Ch)
- Official Receiver v Brown  EWHC 2762 (Ch)
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: Richard Shepherd, barrister at Albion Chambers (Bristol), considers two recent High Court decisions in Official Receiver v Brown (2017) relating to a bankrupt’s alleged contempt of court. The first judgment focuses on the procedure for bringing contempt of court proceedings by way of certification of non-compliance in the High Court under CPR 81.15 and the process of proving the alleged contempt in cases concerning a bankrupt’s failure to comply with statutory financial disclosure obligations. The second judgment presents a detailed analysis of the sentencing process for those cases where contempt have been proved, particularly in relation to failures in disclosure and similar.
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