Committal for Contempt of Court in open court in London: Foley

Queen's Bench DivisionCommittal for Contempt of Court

Case number: QB-2020-004209

In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division


30 November 2021


His Honour Judge Lewis

Sitting as a Judge of the High Court

On the 30 November 2021 this court committed LEAH ELLA MAY FOLEY to prison.

An injunction granted by Mr Justice Foxton on 8 December 2021 included the following terms:

“1. The defendants are required by 4pm on 14 December 2021 to remove from the land any static caravans, mobile home and touring caravans.

  1. The defendants be prohibited (whether by themselves, their servants or agents) from:
  • Bringing a caravan, a mobile home, or any other structure intended for or capable of habitation onto the land.
  • Erecting on the land any structure of building capable of or intended to be put to residential use.
  • Carrying out any works including but not limited to the laying of hard standing on the land
  • Allowing any persons to take up occupation of the land”

The court found on 12 November 2021 that Leah Ella May Foley had breached that order as follows:

  • Between 23 March 2021 and 19 April 2021 in breach of paragraph 2(a) of the Injunction, D7 caused or allowed a touring caravan to be stationed on Plot 6;
  • Between 23 March 2021 and 19 April 2021 in breach of paragraph 2(c) of the Injunction, D7 caused or allowed groundworks to be undertaken to Plot 6 creating an area of hardstanding.

And imposed the following sentences for those breaches:

  • Breach (a): 1 month
  • Breach (b): 2 months, consecutive
  • Total: 3 months

Accordingly, it was ordered that Leah Ella May Foley be committed for contempt to Her Majesty’s Prison at Bronzefield for a total period of three months or until lawfully discharged if sooner, and that a warrant of committal be issued forthwith.