Acrow (Automation) Ltd v Rex Chainbelt Inc: 1971

A person not party to proceedings, but who knows of an order made in them, and assists in its breach or nullifies the purpose of a trial may be liable for contempt.


[1971] 3 All ER 1175

Cited by:

CitedBloomsbury Publishing Group Ltd and J K Rowling v News Group Newspapers Ltd and others ChD 23-May-2003
The publishers had gone to great lengths to keep advance copies of a forthcoming book in the Harry Potter series secret. They became aware that some had been stolen from the printers and sought injunctions against the defendants and another unnamed . .
CitedBloomsbury Publishing Plc and Another v Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd ChD 7-May-2003
The claimant sought an order to restrict the defendant and other unknown defendants from publishing confidential details of the book it was about to publish from the Harry Potter series.
Held: Whilst: ‘I think it would be preferable for the . .
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Contempt of Court, Litigation Practice

Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.183379