Committal for contempt of Court in Open Court in the County Court sitting at Bristol: Archer

|Contempt of Court

Pursuant to paragraph 13 of Practice Direction: Committal for Contempt of Court – Open Court

In relation to BS15P00052, BS15P00158 and BS15P50686 on 2nd November 2015 at Bristol Family Court I, HHJ Wildblood QC sentenced Joanne Sophie Archer to a suspended custodial sentence of 10 days for contempt of court.

The basis of that sentence was that, notwithstanding a number of warnings that she must comply with court orders and the consequences if she did not, she failed to comply with orders that:

i) the parties’ son should be made available for contact with his father,

ii) she should arrange for the child to meet with a social worker for the purposes of assisting with the preparation of a court report and

iii) she should take the child to a specific school

HHJ Wildblood QC