Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court

|Contempt of Court

Claim No: HQ14X03192

In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division
Before Sir David Eady (sitting as a High Court Judge)

1 June 2015

In the Matter of an Application for Committal:

Before:

Sir David Eady
Sitting as a High Court Judge

Between:

QRS
(on behalf of himself and in a representative capacity for all the individuals identified in Confidential Annex 1 to the Amended Claim Form in these proceedings) –  Claimant / Applicant

– and –

    1. Daniel Charles Beach – First Defendant / First Respondent
    2. RICK KORDOWSKI

(on behalf of himself and in a representative capacity for all other individuals who are involved with him in the operation and/or publication of the website identified as item 6 in Confidential Annex 2 to the Amended Claim Form in these proceedings)

  1. James Bloomfield – Second Respondent

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ORDER
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 Upon the Applications of the Claimant / Applicant by Notices dated 10 December 2014 and 14 April 2015 to commit the Respondents for contempt of court

And Upon the Court handing down its judgment on the Applications on 22 May 2015

And Upon the Court being satisfied that each of the Respondents is guilty of contempt of court on the grounds set out in that judgment

And Upon the Court by Order dated 22 May 2015 adjourning the determination of the issue of what penalty if any should be imposed on the Respondents for contempt of court to a hearing before Sir David Eady at 11 am on 1 June 2015

And Upon the Court considering a Medical Legal Report dated 28 May 2015 written by and produced to the Court on the First Respondent’s behalf by Dr Andrew J Macaulay of Cardinal Consulting Rooms, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH

And Upon the First Respondent not appearing or being legally represented at the hearing

And Upon hearing Counsel for the Claimant / Applicant, and the Second Respondent in person

And Upon hearing the evidence of the Second Respondent taken orally on oath as to his knowledge of the identity of any and all persons who to his knowledge have been involved in operating, running and/or publishing the websites with the urls referred to at paragraph 5.1 of the Order of Sir David Eady dated 22 May 2015 in these proceedings

It is Ordered and Directed that:-

As against Daniel Charles Beach, the First Respondent:

  1. The determination of the issues of (i) what penalty if any should be imposed on the First Respondent for contempt of court and (ii) the costs of the Applications is adjourned to a hearing before Sir David Eady at [11 am on 12 June 2015] at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL.
  1. The First Respondent must attend and appear at the aforesaid hearing before Sir David Eady at [11 am on 12 June 2015] at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL, either in person or through a lawyer (a “lawyer” for this purpose being a Solicitor of the Senior Courts or a Barrister).

As against James Bloomfield, the Second Respondent:

  1. In respect of the two contempts of court found against the Second Respondent, as referred to at paragraphs 44 and 56 of the Judgment of Sir David Eady in these proceedings dated 22 May 2015 ([2015] EWHC 1489 (QB)), the Second Respondent do stand committed to prison for contempt of court for a period of four months, such period of imprisonment (i) to run concurrently in respect of the two contempts of court found against him and (ii) to be suspended for a period of two years.

Dated this 1st day of June 2015