Regina v Wolverhampton Magistrates Court ex parte Mould: 1992

Kennedy LJ said: ‘the power to commit to prison [for a failure to pay local taxes] is plainly to be used as a weapon to extract payment rather than to punish’
References: [1992] RA 309
Judges: Kennedy LJ
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
This case is cited by:

  • Cited – Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission v Gibbons; Same v Karoonian CA 30-Oct-2012
    Non-resident parents in each case appealed against suspended orders of imprisonment for non-payment of child support. They argued that the procedures used were indistinguishable from those held to be human rights non-compliant in Mubarak.
    (, [2012] EWCA Civ 1379, [2012] WLR(D) 300)

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Last Update: 27 November 2020; Ref: scu.509335