BBG -v- Persons unknown (anonymity order)

High CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division

20 September 2023


The Hon Mrs Justice Hill




Persons unknown


This order

  1. This is an order made following hearings on 18 and 20 September 2023 by the Judge identified above (“the Judge)” on the application (“the Application”) (“the Application”) of the Claimant issued on 15 September 2023, amended in draft on 18 September 2023 and re-issued on 20 September 2023.
  2. 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 ( For that purpose, a court officer will send a copy of the order by email to the Judicial Office at

Hearing in Private

3. The Judge considered that it was strictly necessary, pursuant to CPR r 39.2(3)(a), (c) and (g), to order that the hearing of the Application be in private and there shall be no reporting of the same.

Anonymity for the Claimant and Reporting Restriction

4. Pursuant to section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and/or CPR r 39.2 the Judge, being satisfied that it is strictly necessary, ordered that:

  • The Claimant be permitted to issue these proceedings naming the Claimant as “BBG” and giving an address c/o the Claimant’s solicitors.
  • The Claimant’s name is to be withheld from the public and must not be disclosed in any proceedings in open court.
  • There be substituted for all purposes in these proceedings in place of references to the Claimant by name, and whether orally or in writing, references to the letters “BBG”.
  • The Claimant’s name shall be anonymised on the C-E File in accordance with this order.
  • Pursuant to Section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 there shall be no identification of the Claimant in connection with these proceedings, either directly or indirectly including but not limited to the name, profession, business name, email address, or telephone number of the Claimant or the identity of the Claimant’s partner.

Variation and Discharge

5. The above derogations from open justice shall be reviewed at the hearing on the return date on 19 October 2023.

6. The parties or anyone affected by any of the restrictions in this Order may apply to the Court at any time to vary or discharge this Order (or so much of it as affects that person), but they must first give a minimum of 48 hours written notice to the Claimant’s solicitors. If any evidence is to be relied upon in support of the application, the substance of it must be communicated in writing to the Claimant’s solicitors in advance. The Defendants may agree with the Claimant’s solicitors and any other person who is, or may be bound by this Order, that this Order should be varied or discharged, but any agreement must be in writing.

Name and address of the claimant’s legal representatives

7. The Claimant’s solicitors are Cohen Davis Solicitors, of 48 Dean Street, London, WC1 5BF:, 020 7183 4123.

Communications with the court

  • 8. All communications to the Court about this Order should be sent to:

Room WG08, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL, quoting the case number. The telephone number is 020 7947 6010. The relevant email address is

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