Statement on behalf of Mr Daniel Curnock

Thursday, 19 January 2023 | Janes Solicitors

The Judgment of Mrs Justice Joanna Smith in Reeves v Reeves [2023] EWHC 73 (Ch) was handed down at 10:30am on Thursday 19th January 2023. Her Ladyship dismissed an Application for Permission to bring Contempt of Court proceedings against Janes Solicitors’ client, Mr Daniel Curnock.

Mr Curnock wishes to state the following:

“I am delighted to learn that Mrs Justice Joanna Smith has concluded, on the evidence, that there is no prima facie case against me for Contempt of Court.

Since the original Judgment of Mr Justice Michael Green was handed down on 31 January 2022, I have been the subject of countless negative stories in the press, which has obviously caused me and my family a lot of pain and anguish. Throughout that time, I have kept my head down and continued to work hard to meet the needs of my clients. It is important to note I was not a party to those original proceedings, so had no access to documents and statements, was unrepresented, and had no right of appeal against Mr Justice Green’s findings against me.

I have always firmly denied any allegations of contempt of court, but I have now been allowed an opportunity to put some of the facts that I could not present to Mr Justice Green to a court, and I am pleased to have been vindicated by the Judgment. 

I am grateful to my current firm Bright & Sons for their continued support throughout this ordeal and hugely appreciative to my legal team, Marc Livingston and Catriona Virden at Janes Solicitors, and my counsel Tim Grey from 23ES. 

The Claimants have a right to apply for permission to appeal and therefore I will be making no further comment in the meantime”.

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