Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the County Court sitting at Coventry: Mahon

|Contempt of Court

On 4 May 2016 Paul Mahon appeared at the County Court at Coventry to answer an application to show cause why he should not be committed to prison for contempt in respect of a total of 15 breaches of an Interim Enforcement Order made by HHJudge Dudley on 26 September 2011.

This Order was made under s218 of the Enterprise Act 2002. It arose out of D’s conduct as a supplier/repairer of domestic appliances I :

  • Not providing information relating to cancellation rights/identity
  • Not returning telephone calls
  • Making promises of work/delivery of goods that were not kept
  • Taking cash payments for goods and services not subsequently supplied.

In December of 2011 D was jailed for 3 months for contempt

In August of 2014 he was jailed for 6 months for contempt

I heard evidence form 6 witnesses. D gave none.

I found all contempts proven to the criminal standard. The conduct was of a like pattern to his earlier conduct. He showed little if any remorse.

He was jailed for a total of 12 months in respect of the 15 contempts of court.

His Honour Judge Philip Gregory
Designated Civil Judge
Warwickshire and West Midlands