- Fines imposed for failure to comply with an order to attend court (Heathcliffe Properties Limited v Dodhia and Dodhia)
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Dispute Resolution analysis: Norris J imposed substantial fines of £25,000 on two defendants for failure to comply with an order to attend court so that the master could seek assurances from the defendants that all orders of the court would be complied with, in light of a history of uncooperative behaviour. In doing so, he summarised the guidance relevant to sentencing in contempt cases and concluded that a custodial (suspended or otherwise) sentence was not appropriate in these circumstances.
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