Contempt of Court

Legal Aid is available in all cases of civil contempt of Court proceedings before the High Court, regardless of your income.

Many people don’t think they need legal representation in civil contempt cases because it sounds more minor without the stigma of the “criminal” label.  This is not the case – in civil contempt cases the burden of proof is far lower than for a criminal allegation but a loss of the case can still result in a prison sentence or other sanctions which can be indefinite.

Civil contempt of Court can involve:

  • Any failure to meet the requirements of a Court – for example if you have been required to provide documents but have refused to
  • Times where the Court has made an undertaking and its alleged that you have breached the undertaking
  • Breach of a High Court injunction. Locally that is most likely to be breaching the Black Country Car Cruising Injunction or the Traveller Injunction

We are one of very few firms with the knowledge and experience to deal with High Court contempt cases with successful representation of respondents in large scale cases before the High Court.

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If I know I’m guilty of an offence then why do I need a solicitor at Court?

Even if you are guilty of an offence before the Court you still need a solicitor at Court to advance mitigation on your behalf.  Somebody fighting your corner to put your version of events forward and explain the circumstances of why something has happened.  It will make a big difference to the outcome and sentence that you receive.

Will it cost me to have a solicitor at Court?

Legal aid is available for representation before the Court in criminal proceedings.  The majority of people do qualify for legal aid.  At Waldrons we shall be in a position to advice you on an application for legal aid and your options if you do not.

Why choose Waldrons?

Flexibility We are available for appointments at your home, at hospital or another location that’s convenient for you.
Dedicated You will have direct access to a Legal Advisor throughout your matter.
Established We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice representing individuals.
Costs We are clear on costs 100% of the time.
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Any solicitor can say they are experienced in what they do. We go the extra mile to demonstrate our expertise. Many of our lawyers have undertaken independent assessments of their knowledge and skills. Our accreditations give you the assurance that you are dealing with a specialist.

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