Anonymous -v- Anthony Evitts and another (anonymity order)

Queen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order


In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division

Birmingham District Registry

8 September 2021


HHJ Kelly


Anonymous (by her mother and Litigation Friend)


Anthony Evitts

Southern Rock Insurance Company Limited


BEFORE Her Honour Judge Kelly, sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court on 8 September 2021

UPON hearing Leading Counsel for the Claimant and Counsel for the Defendant

AND UPON considering the Article 8 right of the Claimant to respect for privacy 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 and/or Litigation Friend is necessary in order to protect the interests of the claimant

AND PURSUANT TO CPR rule 39.2(4) and Section II of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C and 5.4D of the Civil Procedure Rules


  1. The identity of the claimant and Litigation Friend shall not be
  2. The Claimant shall be referred to as “BP” and her Litigation Friend shall be referred to as “AE” and shall be so described in all Statements of Case and 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 in the press or otherwise as
  3. 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
  4. 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) with the permission of a District
  5. Any application for such permission must be made on notice to the Claimant and the Court will effect The Court file is to be retained and marked “anonymised”.
  6. Any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied.