James v James

Contempt of court – Civil contempt. The orders for the appellant's committal of 6 July and 13 July 2018 for six months for contempt had to be set aside, and the case remitted to the County Court for another circuit judge to determine the application for committal. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the 6 July order had been defective because it was required to be for a fixed term and on 13 July the judge had been wrong to proceed to impose a sentence of immediate custody on an unrepresented appellant.

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