Pursuant to paragraph 13 of Practice Direction: Committal for Contempt of Court – Open Court
In relation to claim no. HC-2010-000047, on 17 May 2017 at the Royal Courts of Justice in London Mr Justice Newey sentenced Mrs Devinder Sandhu to an immediate custodial sentence of 12 months for contempt of Court. The basis of the sentence was that Mrs Sandhu had failed to comply with an order made against her by Mr Justice Marcus Smith on 6 April 2017. That order required Mrs Sandhu to supply certain information, in particular as to what had become of the proceeds of sale of a house, by dates in April. Mrs Sandhu failed to supply any of the information by the specified dates, and explanations given subsequently were in important respects false and inconsistent.
Mr Justice Newey
17 May 2017