Contempt of Court: Contempt in the Face of the Court

Main project: Contempt of Court

Current project status

  • Initiation: Could include discussing scope and terms of reference with lead Government Department
  • Pre-consultation: Could include approaching interest groups and specialists, producing scoping and issues papers, finalising terms of project
  • Consultation: Likely to include consultation events and paper, making provisional proposals for comment
  • Policy development: Will include analysis of consultation responses. Could include further issues papers and consultation on draft Bill
  • Reported: Usually recommendations for law reform but can be advice to government, scoping report or other recommendations

Work on this project was suspended. The issues have been taken forward in a subsequent project on contempt of court.

Project details

Area of law

Criminal law


Professor David Ormerod QC