Richmond London Borough Council v Howell

Contempt of court – Committal. In the course of care proceedings, the court was concerned that the defendant mother would remove her child from the jurisdiction. She failed to comply with an order that she hand over, to an officer of the court, the child's passport and other specified documents. The Family Division held that the mother was in breach of the order and was in contempt of court. A seven-day committal order was made in the circumstances.

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