Reynolds and another v Long; MacDonald v Long; Balderstone and others v Long

Contempt of court – Committal. The respondent was sentenced to 8 months' imprisonment for 29 breaches of court orders made in respect of proceedings brought against him and others, concerning the provision of estate planning and professional trustee services. The Chancery Division held that the breaches of the orders (including orders for disclosure and freezing injunctions) had been very serious and deliberate. It further considered that, had it not been for the evidence of the respondent's serious mental health problems, the sentence would have been significantly longer.

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