I find you in contempt!! or not?
January 7, 2012 6:19 AM Subscribe
How seriously do UK county courts take false statements made in writing by defendants?
posted by london302 to Law & Government (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Let us say that there is a case for recovery of a few thousand £s in a UK county court and the defendant (landlord) submits a statement in which he goes way out of his way to make a false claim, then he repeats it several times. Stating these claims catagorically gives him an advantage in this hearing.
The claimant is able to show on the basis of documents that these claims are entirely false.
On a scale of "all hell breaks loose" to "naughty, naughty...are you sure you dont want to withdraw it mr. defendant" where is a judge in a county court likely take/
[for the more legal minded, under what circumstances is the judge likely to use his powers in part 35]