Claim No: QB-2022-001100
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
EUI Limited trading as Admiral Insurance
BEFORE Master Stevens on MS Teams at 11.30am 30th June 2022
UPON hearing Leading Counsel for the Claimants, Mr Jacob Levy QC and Mr
James Knight, Solicitor for the Defendant.
AND UPON the attendance on MS Teams of Robert Aylott, Solicitor for the
Claimants, the Claimant ABC, Jaro Bernat from Messsrs Osborne acting as
AND UPON the Court having given permission to amend the title of the action to
add in the name of ABC as the Litigation Friend for both Infant Dependants, the
Certificates of Suitability having been signed on 24th June 2022 by ABC,
AND UPON ABC indicating that she is content to act as the sole Litigation Friend.
1. Consideration of the Article 8 rights of the Claimants and Infant Dependants’ to
respect for private and family life, and the Article 10 right to freedom of
2. It appearing that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimants and Infant
Dependants is necessary to secure the proper administration of justice and in
order to protect the interests of the Claimants and the Infant Dependants.
3. The representative for the Defendant indicating neutrality to the making of the
order and there being no representations from the press or any other interested
AND PURSUANT to Section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1991 and/or section
6 of the Human Rights Act 1998; and the CPR 5.4C, 5.4D and 39.2(4)
IT IS ORDERED THAT:
1. The identity of the Claimants in these proceedings is protected and shall not be
For this purpose:
(i) ‘Publication’ includes any speech, writing, broadcast or other
communication in whatever form, which is addressed to the public at
large or any section of the public;
(ii) Publication of any name, address, picture or other information that could
lead to identification of ABC and DEF as the Claimants in these
proceedings is prohibited.
2. Pursuant to CPR 39.2(4), there shall not be disclosed in any report of these
proceedings the name or address of the Claimants or any details that could
lead to the identification of ABC and DEF as the Claimant in these proceedings.
The Claimants should 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 female Claimant should be referred to as “ABC” and
(ii) The male Claimant should be referred to as “DEF”;
(iii) The Infant Dependants should be referred to as “GHI” [the older
dependant] and “JKL” [the younger dependant];
(iv) The male Deceased should be referred to as “MNO”, and;
(v) The female Deceased should be referred to as “PQR”;
(vi) Any other details liable to lead to the identification of the Claimants and
GHI and JKL (including any names or other family members or
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 rule 5.4C(1B) or (2) for permission to inspect or obtain a copy of
any document or communication, such application shall be on at least
7 days’ notice to the Claimants’ Solicitor.
5. The Court file shall be clearly marked with the words “An anonymity order was
made in this case on 30th June 2022 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.”
6. Any interested party, whether or not a party to the proceedings, may apply to
the Court to vary or discharge this Order, providing that any such application is
made on notice to the Claimants’ Solicitor, and that 7 days’ prior notice of the
intention to make such an application is given.
7. For the avoidance of doubt, paragraphs 1 to 4 above shall not apply to the
following, which do not constitute publication within the meaning of paragraph
1 (providing always that proper steps are taken to protect the confidentiality of
information from being made public):
(i) Communications between the Court Funds Office and the anonymised
parties in relation to the payment of money into the Court Funds Office
for the benefit of the anonymised parties or the investment or treatment
of payment out of such money;
(ii) Communications between the Court Funds Office, the Claimants’ and
Infant Dependants’ representatives, or any financial institution
concerned as to the receipt or investment of such money;
(iii) Records kept by the Court Funds Office, the Claimants’ and Infant
Dependants’ representatives, or any financial institution concerned as
to the receipt or investment of the Claimants’ and Infant Dependants’
(iv) Retention by the parties and/or their representatives of their unredacted
files for the purposes of their continuing functions and obligations in
relation to the proceedings.
8. Pursuant to the ‘Practice Guidance: Publication Privacy and Anonymity Orders’
issued by the Master of the Rolls on 17th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. The cost of this order and the anonymity application be costs in the claim.
DATED 30th June 2022