Claim No: QB-2022-001221
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS LIST
The Honourable Mr Justice Nicklin
B E T W E E N
(1) AZC (a child by her litigation friend AZA)
(2) AZX (a child by her litigation friend AZA)
CHANNEL 5 BROADCASTING LIMITED
UPON PART 8 Claim Form dated 13 April 2022 seeking approval of a settlement of
claims brought by the Claimants against the Defendant pursuant to CPR Part 21.10
AND UPON the Claimants applying for an anonymity order and reporting restrictions
AND UPON consideration of the Claimants’ Article 8 right to respect for private and family
life and the Article 10 right to freedom of expression.
AND UPON THE COURT BEING SATISFIED that non-disclosure of the identity of the
Claimants is necessary in order to protect the interests of the Claimants.
AND PURSUANT to rule 39.2(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules and/or s.11 Contempt of
Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C and 5.4D of the Civil Procedure Rules.
WITHOUT A HEARING IT IS ORDERED:-
1. Pursuant to CPR 39.2(4) the names and addresses of the Claimants and their
litigation friend are to be withheld from the public and are not to be disclosed and
there shall be substituted for all purposes in these proceedings in place of
references to the parties by name, and whether orally or in writing, references to
the following: (a) the Claimants, respectively (1) “AZC”; and (2) “AZX”; and (b)
the Claimant’s litigation friend, “AZA”. The relevant names on CE-File will be
anonymised in accordance with this paragraph.
2. The address of the Claimants and of the litigation friend be stated in all
statements of case and other documents to be filed or served in the proceedings
as the address of the solicitors acting for the Claimants.
3. No non-party may 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 Master or Judge. Any application for such permission must be made on notice
to the Claimants and the Court will effect service.
4. Pursuant to s.11 Contempt of Court Act 1981, there shall be no publication in
any report of, or otherwise in connection with, these proceedings, of the identity
of the Claimants and/or their litigation friend or of any matter likely to lead to their
identification in connection with these proceedings.
5. The provisions of this Order shall not apply:-
5.1. to communications between the Court Funds Office and the anonymised
parties 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;
5.2. to communications between the Court Funds Office and/or the anonymised
party or litigation friend and any financial institution concerned as to the
receipt or investment of such money; or
5.3. to records kept by the Court Funds Office or the anonymised party or
Litigation Friend or any such financial institution in relation to such money.
6. A copy of this Order:
6.1. will be published on the Judiciary Website pursuant to CPR 39.2(5); and
6.2. must by served on the Defendant by the Claimants by 4.30pm on 20 April
7. The Defendant may apply to vary this Order, but any Application for such an
order must be made by Application Notice, issued, filed and served by 4.30pm
on 27 April 2022.
8. Any non-party affected by this Order may apply to vary or discharge by making
an Application by Application Notice giving the Claimants not less than 72 hours’