Attorney Henry Shillingford discontinues plans to appeal to the ECSE, against a decision by a sitting judge
Attorney-at-law Henry Shillingford, who applied for permission to appeal a matter at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court against a sitting judge, has decided to discontinue it.
The offence of contempt of court, as per the Legal Dictionary, is an act of deliberate disobedience or disregard for the laws, regulations, or decorum of a public authority, such as a court or legislative body.
Shillingford, through attorney Cara Shillingford, had filed an application to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal to apply to appeal Justice Errol Thomas’ decision to fine him in contempt of court earlier this year.
He was cited by Justice Errol Thomas for contempt after making inappropriate remarks at the High Court and also fined one thousand dollars ($1000).
Appearing on his own behalf at the Court of Appeal sitting on Monday July 4, 2016 in Roseau, Dominica where the Court is meeting this week, Shillingford said he filed a motion for discontinuance in the matter this morning.
Attorney-at-law Singoalla Blomqvist-Williams, who represented Justice Thomas had no objections to the discontinuance and advised that cost will not be sought.
Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal Janice M. Pereira said, “Therefore the matter is hereby discontinued,” and added that no orders for cost would be added.
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