Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the County Court sitting at Manchester: Oakes

|Contempt of Court

In the  Manchester Technology and Construction Court

Case No: C50MA125

1. On the 21 March 2017 this court committed the following named person to prison

James Oakes

2. In relation to a witness statement dated

14 December 2016

3. Which provided that the Defendant should not [set out relevant paragraphs of the order]


4. The court found following admissions made he had

Made a false statement in that witness statement, in which he stated that he had not copied or retained or in any way used any of the 154,000 records comprising part of the claimant’s database, when in truth he had done so.

5. And imposed the following sentence(s) for those breach(es)

Breach:- as above
Sentence:- 4 months’ imprisonment suspended for 12 months

6. Accordingly it was ordered that James Oakes be committed for contempt to prison for a (total) period of 4 months.  The Order is suspended until 21 March 2018 and will not be put into force if during that time he complies with the following terms:

He does not act or fail to act in such a way in relation to the substantive proceedings in this action as results in a successful application for committal being brought against him

HHJ Stephen Davies sitting as a High Court Judge
21 March 2017