A and others -v- Euan Short and other (anonymity order)

High CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim Number: J00SA164

In The High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division

21 July 2023

Judge Porter-Bryant

Euan Short
E U I Limited

Anonymity Order

Before His Honour Judge Porter-Bryant sitting at Swansea District Registry, Swansea Civil Justice Centre,
Caravella House, Quay West, Quay Parade, Swansea, SA1 1SP.

UPON hearing Leading Counsel for the Claimants and the Solicitor for the Defendant

(1) Consideration of the Article 8 rights of the Claimants to respect for private and family life, and the Article
10 right to freedom of expression.
(2) It appearing that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimants is necessary to secure the proper administration
of justice and in order to protect the interests of the Claimants and that there is no sufficient countervailing public
interest in disclosure.
(3) The Defendant indicating its neutrality to the making of the order and there being no representations from
the press or any other interested party.
AND PURSUANT to section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998; section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981;
and CPR rules 5.4C, 5.4D and 39.2(4).

WHEREAS for the purposes of this order:
(1) ‘Publication’ includes any speech, writing, broadcast, or other communication in whatever form (including
internet and social media), which is addressed to the public at large or any section of the public.
(2) Publication for the purpose of this Order includes any further publication (as defined in subparagraph (i)
above) from the date of this Order, even if such information has derived from a previous stage or stages of these proceedings.


  1. The identity of the Claimants as a party to these proceedings is confidential and shall not be published.
  2. Pursuant to CPR Rule 39.2(4), there shall not be disclosed in any report of these proceedings or other publication the name or address of the Claimants, the Claimants’ Litigation Friend or other immediate family members, or any details (including other names, addresses, or a specific combination of facts) that could lead to the identification of A, B, C or D as the Claimants in these proceedings. The Claimants and the Litigation Friend shall be referred to as set out at paragraph 3 of this Order.
  3. In any judgment or report of these proceedings, or other publication (by whatever medium) in relation thereto:
    (i) The 1st Claimant shall be referred to as “A”.
    (ii) The 2nd Claimant shall be referred to as “B”.
    (iii) The 3rd Claimant shall be referred to as “C”.
    (iv) The 4th Claimant shall be referred to as “D”.
    (v) Any other details which, on their own or together with other information publicly available, may lead to the
    identification of the Claimants (including any names of other immediate family members or their addresses) shall be redacted before publication.
  4. Pursuant to CPR Rules 5.4C and 5.4D:
    (i) A person who is not a party to the proceedings may not obtain a copy of a statement of case, judgment or order from the Court records unless the statement of case, judgment or order has been anonymised in accordance with subparagraphs 3(i) to (iii) above.
    (ii) If a person who is not a party to the proceedings applies (pursuant to CPR r.5.4C(1 B) or (2)) for permission to inspect or obtain a copy of any other document or communication, such application shall be on at least 7 days’ notice to the Claimants’ solicitor, trustee or deputy.
  5. The Claimants’ solicitor shall file with the Court an electronic (PDF) bundle of the statements of case that has
    been anonymised in accordance with paragraph 3 above by 4pm on 1st August 2023.
  6. The Court file shall be clearly marked with the words “An anonymity order was made in this case on and any
    application by a non-party to inspect or obtain a copy document from this file must be dealt with in accordance with the terms of that Order.”
  7. Any interested party, whether or not a party to the proceedings, may apply to the Court to vary or discharge this Order, provided that any such application is made on 7 days’ notice to the Claimants’ solicitor, trustee or deputy.
  8. Pursuant to the ‘Practice Guidance: Publication of Privacy and Anonymity Orders’ issued by the Master of the
    Rolls dated 16 April 2019 a copy of this Order shall be published on the Judicial Website of the High Court of
    Justice (www.judiciary.uk). For that purpose, a court officer will send a copy of the order by email to the Judicial Office at judicialwebupdates@judiciary.uk.
  9. The costs of obtaining this order be costs in the case