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AB -v-Liverpool City Council (anonymity order)

Claim Number E10YJ083

In the County Court at
Liverpool

13 July 2020

AB
-v-
Liverpool City Council


BY CONSENT IT IS HEREBY ORDERED PURSUANT to CPR r.39.2 (4), the parties agree that an order in the terms below is necessary to protect the interests of the Claimant and there is no sufficient countervailing public interest in disclosure. In addition it is ordered pursuant to section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, Section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and CPR Rule 5.4D and CPR Rule 39.2:
(1) That the identity of the Claimant be not disclosed.
(2) There be substituted for all purposes of this case, in place of references to the Claimant by name and whether orally or in writing, references to “AB”
(3) That the Claimant be described in all statements of case and other documents to be filed or served in the proceedings and in any judgment or order in the proceedings and in any report of the proceedings by the press or otherwise as “AB”.
(4) That the address of the Claimant be stated in all statements of case and other documents to be filed or served in the proceedings as the address of the Claimant’s solicitors.
(5) So far as the Claim Form, or any judgment or order, or any other document to which anyone might have access pursuant to CPR Rule 5.4 at any time does not comply with the above, the Claimant’s solicitors have leave to file with the court copies of such document adjusted so as to comply therein. Such copies are to be treated for all purposes as being in substitution for the relevant original; and the originals are then to be retained by the court in a sealed envelope marked: “not to be opened without the permission of a Judge, Master, District Judge of the Queen’s Bench division”.
(6) A non-party may not, without the permission of a Master, inspect or obtain any copy statement of case or document from the court file unless it has been anonymised in accordance with this direction and there has been redacted any information which might identify the Claimant. Any application for such permission (i.e. to inspect or obtain a non-anonymised version) must be made on notice to the Claimant and in accordance with CPR r.5.4C (6) and  the Court will effect service. The  file is to be retained by the Court and marked “Anonymised”.
(7) That reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the Claimant. The publication of the name and address of the Claimant or any member of the Claimant’s immediate family is prohibited.
(8) That any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied.
(9) Costs in case

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