London Borough of Havering, Regina (on The Application of) v Bowyer and Others: Admn 27 Jul 2012

The court considered the sentencing of defendants for making false claims.
Held: The defendants each received immediate sentences of imprisonment ranging from one month to four months.


Rafferty LJ, Singh J


[2012] EWHC 2237 (Admin)




England and Wales


CitedSouth Wales Fire and Rescue Service v Smith Admn 10-May-2011
Moses LJ said: ‘For many years, the court sought to underline how serious false and lying claims are to the administration of justice. False claims undermine a system whereby those who are injured as a result of the fault of their employer or a . .
CitedFairclough Homes Ltd v Summers SC 27-Jun-2012
The respondent had made a personal injury claim, but had then been discovered to have wildly and dishonestly exaggerated the damages claim. The defendant argued that the court should hand down some condign form of punishment, and appealed against . .
CitedNield and Another v Loveday and Another Admn 13-Jul-2011
The court considered the institution of proceedings for contempt of court based upon an allegation that a document filed in court proceedings and supported by a statement of truth was false. In this case the defendant argued that the first claimant . .
CitedLiverpool Victoria Insurance v Samina Bashir and others Admn 2012
The claimants, now defendants, had made a wholly fabricated claim for personal injury after a traffic accident. Frauds of that type were identified by the court as notoriously difficult to detect. The defendants were ‘footsoldiers in . . fraud by . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.

Contempt of Court, Criminal Sentencing

Updated: 16 October 2022; Ref: scu.465657