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CONTEMPT OF COURT: All bark and no bite?

01 February 2013  

Andrew Keltie, Henry Garfield and Andrew Matheson review recent case law on contempt

The Court of Appeal recently had some damning words for Kazakh businessman Mukhtar Ablyazov in his unsuccessful appeal against a High Court finding of contempt of court. In his judgment, Maurice Kay LJ stated that it would be (JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov [2012] at 202):


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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Home Office v Harman [1983] 1 AC 280

    JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov [2012] EWCA Civ 1411

    JSC BTA Bank v Solodchenko & ors [2012] EWHC 1891 (Ch)

    Lamari, R (on application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 1895 (Admin)

    Masri v CCIC ([2011] EWHC 2579 (Comm)

    OB v Director of the SFO [2012] EWCA Crim 67

    Templeton Insurance Ltd v Motorcare Warranties Ltd [2012] EWHC 2309 (QB)

    Turner v Rogers 564 US, 10-10, 2011