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Photo of Stuart Benzie acts in committal application, Defendant sentenced to 14 months for contempts including breaches of a search order

Stuart Benzie acts in committal application, Defendant sentenced to 14 months for contempts including breaches of a search order

Date: June 24, 2022

Stuart acted for Coveris Flexibles UK Limited in a committal application against Mr Simon Brears, where the Defendant had frustrated the service of a search order, attempted to destroy or conceal evidence, breached the terms of two prohibitory injunctions and made a series of false statements including 24 false statements in his Defence.

On 21st June 2022, Mr Justice Henshaw sentenced Mr Brears to a total of 14 months immediate imprisonment, finding that Mr Brears committed a sustained and intentional series of contempts that made a sentence of immediate custody unavoidable.

Stuart was instructed by Neil Warner, Kate Canning and Sara Wright at Gateley Legal in Birmingham. The case is reported as Coveris Flexibles UK Limited v.  Simon Brears [2022] EWHC 1594 (QB).

A link to the full judgment can be found here

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