ABC -v- John Lewis PLC (anonymity)
In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Claims
25 August 2020
ABC (A Protected Party By XYZ His Mother And Litigation
John Lewis PLC
WHERE AS the Claimant has made a claim (the “Claim”) against the Defendant for personal injuries suffered by him arising out of the Defendant’s negligence on 12 June 2014 and in respect of which proceedings were commenced by the Claimant against the Defendant in the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division and served upon the Defendant on 3 October 2017.
AND WHERE AS the Claimant is a Protected party and brings the Claim by his Litigation Friend XYZ.
AND UPON IT APPEARING that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimant 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.
IT IS ORDERED THAT
1. Pursuant to CPR rule 39.2 (4) there shall not be disclosed in any report of the proceedings the name or address of the Claimant or Litigation Friend or any details leading to the identification of the Claimant or Litigation Friend, if referred to, they shall only be referred to as “ABC” and “XYZ” respectively.
2. Pursuant to CPR rule 5.4 C a person who is not a party to the proceedings may obtain a copy of a statement of case, judgment or order from the court records only if the statement of case, judgment or order has been anonymised such that: (a) the Claimant is referred to in those documents only as “ABC” and his Litigation Friend as “XYZ” and (b) the address of the Claimant have been deleted from those documents.
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 or the name and address of the Litigation Friend is prohibited.