Practice and Procedure

R v RAS GRANT (2010)

PUBLISHED February 2, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 215

An accused should not be summarily convicted of contempt of court unless the offence was admitted or proved against him beyond reasonable doubt; nor should a fine be imposed in the absence of a proper enquiry into his ability to pay.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, Openshaw J, Recorder of Cardiff)