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Dishonest litigant and witnesses receive prison sentences

4th January 2016

Marcus Grant appeared for Churchill Insurance at trial and judgment, Paul McGrath appeared at the sentencing hearing (in Marcus Grant’s absence overseas)

An injury Claimant and her witnesses found guilty of contempt of Court (see Chambers News 10 December 2015) were sentenced on 22 December 2015 by HHJ Wood QC (sitting as a High Court Judge). The Defendants each gave pleas of mitigation. The Defendants relied on matters such as the impact that any prison sentence would have on childcare. However, despite the mitigating circumstances the Judge determined that immediate prison sentences had to be imposed against each Defendant. The Defendants were sentenced to between 4 and 8 months in prison.

Marcus Grant (instructed by Hamida Khatun of Keoghs LLP) appeared for Churchill Insurance at trial and judgment, Paul McGrath appeared at the sentencing hearing (in Marcus Grant’s absence overseas).

Churchill Insurance Company v Dunn, Reading, Stanley and Reil





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