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HM Attorney General v Dowie [2022] EWFC 25

Date:18 MAY 2022
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(Family Court, MacDonald J, 11 March 2022)

Family proceedings – Contempt of court – Interference with administration of justice – D uploading video recordings of family proceedings to YouTube – Summary and discussion of applicable principles on committal for contempt in family proceedings – Whether Attorney General had proved charges of contempt.

The court held that the Attorney General had proved the alleged charges of contempt under s 12 of the Administration of Justice Act and s 9(1) of the Contempt of Court Act 1981.


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Case No: FD21F00024

Neutral Citation Number: [2022] EWFC 25 


IN THE FAMILY  COURT

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 11 March 2022

Before:

MR JUSTICE MACDONALD

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Between:

Her Majesty's Attorney General

Claimant

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Mr Elavi Dowie (also known as Mark Vincent Dowie)
Defendant

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Ms Kathryn Howarth (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Claimant
The Defendant appeared in person

Hearing date: 3 March 2022

In Public

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Approved Judgment

I direct that no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic. Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties' representatives by email.  The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be at 10.30am on 11 March 2022.


Judgment: Attorney General v Dowie [2022] EWFC 25

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