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Contempt of Court – All Change?
Sir Jonathan Cohen and Nicholas Allen QC will review the new FPR Part 37 – which came into force on 1st October 2020 - and provide guidance on the following:

- 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?

Jun 16, 2021 05:00 PM in London

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