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Court of Appeal upholds sentence in major committal application relating to complex and long-running fraud case

The Court of Appeal has upheld a 12-month imprisonment sentence for serious breaches of asset disclosure obligations in a complex and long-running fraud claim in the case of İşbilen v Turk

The court granted a three-month suspension of the sentence to promote compliance with the obligations, demonstrating the court's commitment to ensuring adherence to legal obligations. This decision highlights the importance of respecting findings of fact and decisions made by lower courts, which are in the best position to assess evidence. The ruling also addresses significant legal and practical issues regarding contempt of court and asset disclosure orders, underscoring the broader implications of this case.

Dan McCourt Fritz KC and Andrew Gurr of Serle Court were instructed as counsel. Jonathan Tickner, Alice McDonald and George Pizzey of Peters & Peters also acted for Mrs İşbilen.