- Multiple contempts (JSC Mezhdunarodniy & Anor v Pugachev)
- Practical implications
- What did the court decide?
- Test to apply when considering whether allegations of contempt have been made out
- Breach of passport order and travel restrictions
- Breaches of freezing order
- Breaches of search orders
- Failure to set out information to the best of abilities and having made all reasonable enquiries
- Provision of false evidence
- Court details
Dispute Resolution analysis: Rose J in the High Court has found the respondent, Mr Pugachev, guilty of contempt in respect of freezing orders and ancillary orders made by the English courts in support of Russian proceedings brought against Mr Pugachev. The decision covers a number of aspects of contempt proceedings relating to freezing orders, search orders, passport orders, travel restrictions and disclosure orders. It is of importance to practitioners seeking to prosecute alleged contempt in these contexts and similarly those defending a respondent accused of such contempt.
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