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AA -v- Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust (anonymity order published under CPR 39.2(5)

Case No: HQ14X01262

In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division


6 June 2019


Sir Robert Francis QC




Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust


BEFORE SIR ROBERT FRANCIS QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge in the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division on 6 June 2019

UPON HEARING Dominic Nolan one of Her Majesty’s Counsel, on behalf of the Claimant

AND UPON consideration of the Claimant’s Article 8 right to respect for private and family life and the Article 10 right to freedom of expression

AND UPON IT APPEARING that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimant, their Litigation Friend and the Defendant is necessary in order to protect the interests of the Claimant.

AND PURSUANT to rule 39.2(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules and section II of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C and 5.4D of the Civil Procedure Rules.

AND UPON there being no objection from any member of the public or press


  1. That the Claimant and the Litigation Friend be described in any judgment or order in these proceedings and in any report of the proceedings by the press or otherwise as “AA” and “Ol”.
  2. That a non-party may not inspect or obtain a copy of any document on or from the Court file (other than this order duly anonymised as directed) without the permission of a Judge, Master or District Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division. Any application for such permission must be made on notice to the Claimant, and the Court will effect service. The file is to be retained by the Court and marked “Private”.
  3. That reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the Claimant or Litigation Friend. The publication of the name and address of the Claimant or of any member of the Claimant’s immediate family is prohibited save for treatment purposes.
  4. That any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied.

Dated 6 day of June 2019


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