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Contempt of court in bankruptcy proceedings (Re Brown; Official Receiver v Brown and Official Receiver v Brown)

Contempt of court in bankruptcy proceedings (Re Brown; Official Receiver v Brown and Official Receiver v Brown)
Published on: 21 November 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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 [2017] EWHC 2728 (Ch)
  • Official Receiver v Brown [2017] EWHC 2762 (Ch)
  • What did the court decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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