Practice and Procedure

JSC BTA BANK (Appellant) v ANATOLY ERESHCHENKO (17th respondent) (2013)

PUBLISHED July 4, 2013

[2013] EWCA Civ 1961

Where the party initiating contempt proceedings had also brought substantive proceedings against the same defendant, the court should only allow the contempt action to be heard ahead of the trial in exceptional cases. Accordingly, a judge had been entitled to be cautious in his fact-finding on a committal application.

CA (Civ Div) (Lloyd LJ, Elias LJ, Beatson LJ)