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Civil procedure – Contempt. Court of Session: In a petition to the nobile officium, asking the court to quash a sheriff's interlocutor which found that two social workers had failed to obey an earlier interlocutor by not making two children available for contact with their mother from 11 July until 22 August 2013, and that they were guilty of contempt of court, the court held that the sheriff had not made any findings which justified her conclusion that the social workers' conduct was a contemptuous affront to the dignity and authority of the court, and it followed that her interlocutor should be quashed.

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