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9 Stone Buildings | United Kingdom | 2 Dec 2020

Irtelli cannot stand: Court of Appeal overturns its own decision on the mental element required for a finding of contempt: Varma v Atkinson [2020] EWCA Civ 1602

On 27 November 2020, Rose, Lewison, and Stuart-Smith LJJ handed down their Unanimous judgment dismissing Mr Sanjiv Varma’s appea…

Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 14 Feb 2020

Hadkinson Orders and HR v DS [2019] 2425 (Fam)

If an individual is in breach of a court order, for example to pay the other party a sum of money, the court has discretion to refuse to hear them by…

Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 6 Feb 2020

What is required to prove contempt of court?

Applications in the civil courts for contempt of court are becoming more regular and we have previously written blogs on this topic: It's only a…

Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 28 Nov 2019

Contempt of court: the prospect of prison, even before proceedings are issued

The Courts are cracking down on those who fail to abide by, or act in complete disregard of, court orders and procedures. Individuals and companies…

RPC | Hong Kong | 12 Nov 2019

False statement of truth leads to prison

Mathnasium Center Licensing, LLC v Chang is another recent example of the courts sentencing makers of false statements of truth to a period of…

James & Wells | New Zealand | 30 Aug 2019

Courting discourteous behaviour in civil hearings

The Contempt of Court Bill 2018 (“Contempt Bill”) passed its third reading in the House on 20 August 2019 and is at the time of writing awaiting…

Odin Feldman & Pittleman PC | USA | 21 May 2019

Pushing Your Patience Your Honor … with All Due Respect Contempt in Bankruptcy and the Consequences Thereof

Courts possess inherent authority to regulate conduct in their courtrooms and to enforce their orders. All litigants who are unsuccessful in civil…

RPC | United Kingdom | 15 Apr 2019

How do you stop the golden egg rolling away?

A fraudster may hatch a plan to hide their prize asset (the golden egg) when they learn that court proceedings are likely to be started by their…

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys | India | 21 Jan 2019

Civil Imprisonment to Director for Trademark Violation

The Delhi High Court vide order dated 12th December, 2018 sentenced the Director of a company to fifteen days civil imprisonment for non-compliance…

Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Dec 2018

Sentencing for breach of interdict in intellectual property actions

Intellectual property (IP) assets, whether in the forms of patents, designs, trade marks, copyright or trade secrets are very valuable assets. It is…
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