AXB -v- Thera Trust (anonymity order)
CivilQueen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order
Claim No: QB-2020-001084
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
AXB (by His Litigation Friend AXC)
UPON reading an application notice by the Claimant dated 31 March 2022
AND UPON HEARING Ms Greaney for the Claimant and Ms Barraclough Jones for
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 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. The identity of the Claimant and of the litigation friend not be disclosed. For all
purposes of this claim, the Claimant will be referred to as AXB and the
litigation friend will be referred to as AXC.
2. A non-party may not inspect or obtain a copy of any document on or from the
court file (other than this order and the approval order duly anonymised as
directed) without the permission of a Master. Any application for such
permission must be made on notice to the Claimant and the Court will effect
service. The file is to be retained by the Court and marked “Anonymised”. No
document is to be inspected or disclosed to a non-party without first being
3. Reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may
lead to the identification of the Claimant or the 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.
4. That any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to
have this Order set aside or varied.
5. Provided that the parties and/or their advisors do not publish any documents
containing references to those mentioned in paragraph 1 above by name, the
parties are at liberty to retain their files in this case without alteration or
substitution and to retain and generate documentation which identifies those
people for the purposes of their continuing professional rights and obligations
under the main settlement order and paragraph 1 shall not apply in those
6. Pursuant to the ‘Practice Guidance: Publication of Privacy and Anonymity
Orders’ issued by the Master of the Rolls dated 16 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.
7. The costs of this application be costs in the case.