Gibbs v Gibbs

Contempt of court – Committal. The mother was committed to prison for nine months, following breaches of an order prohibiting her from continuing to make unsubstantiated allegations against the father. The Family Division held that, in the light of the mother's continued defiance, unwillingness to change, lack of insight on the impact of her behaviour, not only on the father but on their children too, there was no opportunity other than to impose an immediate custodial sentence which reflected the nature and consequences of the breach.

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