Brewer v Brewer: CA 1989

Purchas LJ considered an appeal against sentence in contempt of court, where the behaviour would in any event be criminal and said that: ‘in most cases where there is not a previous record of criminal violence, the court would normally find it sufficient to make the appropriate committal order and then suspend it. . ‘


Purchas LJ


[1989] 2 FLR 251


England and Wales

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CitedSlade v Slade CA 17-Jul-2009
Contempt sentence to reflect existing punishment
The wife appealed against a sentence of imprisonment imposed for a second contempt of court. She said that the behaviour complained of had already been dealt with in criminal proceedings.
Held: The sentence was reduced. The second court should . .
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Contempt of Court

Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.377812