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Practice Guidance: Publication of Privacy and Anonymity Orders


This guidance sets out recommended practice to courts and parties concerning the provision of copies of court orders for publication. It is issued as guidance and not as a Practice Direction by the Master of the Rolls as Head of Civil Justice.

Civil Procedure Rules r.39.2(5) provides that, except where it otherwise directs, a copy of a court order made under CPR r.39.2(3) or r.39.2(4) shall be published on the website of the Judiciary of England and Wales.

Update: The document below replaces the earlier version. Paragraph 3 was amended on 3 May 2019 in the light of a typographical slip, so as replace reference to CPR r.39.2(4) and (5) with reference to r.39.2(3) and (4).

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