From a letter to Alice Jongerden from her lawyer:
Attached is the decision of Mr. Justice Smith. He found you in contempt but decided not to impose a penalty. In my view, this counts as a partial victory.
You should note in paragraph 13 that Mr. Justice Smith makes special note that no challenge to the validity of the legislation is before him or was before Madam Justice Gropper. I would suggest that we bring such a challenge.
As for costs, Mr. Justice Smith is silent on that issue. The normal rule is that costs follow the result, but no special or solicitor-client costs were ordered as is typical in contempt cases – so again, this is a partial victory.
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