AMM -v- Zurich Insurance Plc (anonymity order)
Queen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order
Claim No: E90SE158
General Form of Judgment or Order
In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division
(PROTECTED PARTY LF VXP)
(1) ZURICH INSURANCE PLC
(2) ORTEC BV
BEFORE His Honour Judge Robinson sitting as a Judge of the High Court at Sheffield District Registry, the Law
Courts, 50 West Bar, Sheffield, on 21 March 2022
UPON HEARING Leading Counsel for the Claimant and First Defendant and Counsel for the Second Defendant
AND UPON the Claimant’s application
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 identities of the Claimant and the Litigation Friend 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 HEREBY ORDERED THA T:
1. the identities of the Claimant and the Litigation Friend shall not be disclosed.
2. the Claimant and the Litigation Friend shall 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:
a. AMM for the Claimant
b. VXP for the Litigation Friend
3. the address of the Claimant and the Litigation Friend shall 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.
4. insofar as necessary, any statement of case or other document disclosing the Claimant’s and/or the
Litigation Friend’s names and addresses already filed in the proceedings be replaced by a document
describing such name or address in an anonymised form as above.
5. the original of any such document disclosing the name or address of the Claimant and/or the Litigation
Friend is to be placed on the Court file in a sealed envelope marked “not to be opened without the
permission of a Judge or Master of the Queen’s Bench Division”.
6. 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 or a Master. Any application for such
permission must be made on notice to the Claimant or Defendant, and the Court will effect service. The
file is to be retained by the Court and marked “Anonymised”.
7. reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent
identification of the Claimant and/or the Litigation Friend. The publication of the name and address of the
Claimant or of any member of the Claimant’s immediate family’s name and address is prohibited.
8. the provisions of this Order shall not apply:-
(a) to any Deputy of the Claim t who, in the course of fulfilling his or her Deputyship duties,
deems it in the best interests of the claimant to disclose information which identifies the
Claimant, or the litigation friend or both.
(b) to communications between the Court Funds Office and the Claimant or Litigation Friend in
relation to the payment of money into the Court Funds Office for the benefit of the anonymised
party or the investment or treatment of payment out of such money;
(c) to communications between the Court Funds Office and/or the Claimant or Litigation Friend
and any financial institution concerned as to the receipt or investment of such money; or
(d) to records kept by the Court Funds Office or the Claimant or Litigation Friend or any such
financial institution in relation to such money.
9. the provisions of this Order shall not prohibit the Defendants from disclosing the Claimant’s name, address or
any other information tending to identify him to their legal and professional advisers or to any Defendant’s
reinsurers or to HM Revenue & Customs ( or its successor) or to the Compensation Recovery Unit or any
other person required by law.
10. any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied.
11. pursuant to the ‘Practice Guidance: Publication of Privacy and Anonymity Orders’ issued by the Master
of the Rolls on 17 April 2019, a copy of this Order shall be published on the Judicial Website of the High
Court of Justice. For that purpose, a court officer will send a copy of the Order by email to the Judicial
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org