Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Ltd v Zafar

Contempt of court – Civil contempt. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, gave guidance which was not previously available to those sentencing for contempt of court, in particular involving a false statement verified by a statement of truth by an expert witness. Although the judge's order that the respondent be committed to prison for six months (suspended for two years) had been wrong in two respects, a more severe sentence would not be imposed and it was sufficient to declare that the sentence below had been unduly lenient.

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