McKendrick v Financial Conduct Authority

Practice – Contempt of Court. The appellant's contempt of court in breaching a Worldwide freezing orders designed to provide payment to investors by the Financial Conduct Authority was plainly so serious that no sanction other than a significant term of imprisonment could be justified. The sentence of six months had been imposed as punishment for the past breaches, taking into account the admissions made (not at the earliest opportunity) by the appellant. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that on that basis, it could not be said that a term of six months was outside the range reasonably open to the judge.

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