Re Whiting

Contempt of court – Committal. WAJ was a vulnerable adult subject to proceedings in the Court of Protection. An injunction was granted preventing the respondent LW from contacting WAJ. The Family Division dismissed the application to commit LW to prison for breach of the injunction as, although a breach had been established, a year had passed since the breach had occurred and there were no subsequent allegations of breach. Guidance as to the proper approach when applying for committal in such circumstances was given.

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