*Practice Direction: Committal for Contempt of Court - Open Court

Criminal Law – Procedure. The Lord Chief Justice handed down a Practice Direction, on 26 March 2015, applying to all proceedings for committal for contempt of court in all courts in England and Wales. The Practice Direction supersedes Practice Guidance: Committal for Contempt ([2013] 1 WLR 1316), dated 3 May 2013; Practice Guidance (Committal Proceedings: Open Court) (No. 2) ([2013] 1 WLR 1753), dated 4 June 2013; and President's Circular: Committals Family Court Practice 2024 at 2976, dated 2 August 2013.

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