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'Contempt of Court - All Change'

Watch the recording of the webinar 'Contempt of Court - All Change?', first broadcast on Wednesday 16th June 2021, with Sir Jonathan Cohen and Nicholas Allen QC.

  • During the webinar, the speakers review and provide guidance on the changes to FPR Part 37, which came into force last year.Points covered include:

    • do the new streamlined and simplified rules change what constitutes contempt of court or just the procedure that has to be followed?
    • what is now required when making a contempt application - what must the application contain and what written evidence must be filed? What facts need to be asserted or proved? What notice needs to be given to the defendant?
    • when is legal aid available in civil contempt proceedings?
    • when will the court decide to hold the hearing remotely rather than in public? When does the court need to hear submissions from media organisations?
    • what is contempt in the face of the court and how will it be dealt with?
    • what punishments can the court now impose?
    • to what extent does the 2015 Practice Direction - Practice Direction on Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court [2015] 1 WLR 2195 - still apply?

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Webcast, published: 25/06/2021


Published: 25/06/2021


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