Application by the Public Guardian to commit the individual to prison after he disclosed information in breach of a transparency order. No order for committal was made.
Mr Stalter had been in a relationship with the P who by 2016 suffered from dementia. Over the period from October 2016 through until January 2018 Mr Stalter had, on 25 occasions, communicated with a variety of individuals in a way which was in breach of the transparency orders, in that, in those communications, he disclosed that the P was the subject of Court of Protection proceedings, he disclosed that other individuals, including himself, were parties to those proceedings, he disclosed his address and he disclosed other contact information, all of which was prohibited by the order. The Public Guardian was seeking a committal order, the grounds of which also contained allegations that Mr Stalter had disclosed the P's address and that he had disclosed sensitive personal information which it was said was in breach of those orders.
The court found that Mr Stalter had been in contempt of court but no order for his committal would be made because he confirmed that he would abide by the order.
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