International Sports Tours Ltd trading as Inspire Sports v Shorey and others

Contempt of court – Committal. The claimant applied for: (i) summary judgment and for costs; and (ii) committal of the first defendant for contempt of court. The Queen's Bench Division gave summary judgment for the claimant in relation to the admitted issues and declined to give summary judgment on two disputed matters. Having held that it was appropriate to address the question of contempt at the time of the present proceedings and that, in the circumstances, there was no requirement upon the claimant to obtain leave before bringing the committal proceedings, a fine of £1,000 was imposed on the first defendant.

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