Wokingham Borough Council v Dunn and others

Contempt of court – Committal. A committal order for four months' immediate imprisonment was made in respect of the defendants regarding their non-compliance with a planning injunction. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that, in circumstances where compliance had been achieved and the defendants had apologised for their breaches and non-compliance, the order for imprisonment would be set aside and replaced by a substantial financial penalty calculated by reference to the income that they had received as a consequence of their breach.

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