BCD -v- Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (anonymity order)
Claim No: F38YY574
In the County Court at Cardiff
7 November 2022
His Honour Judge Harrison
BCD (by his litigation friend EFG)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Upon Hearing Jacob Levy KC, Counsel for the Claimant and Paul Rees KC, Counsel for the Defendant
(1) Consideration of the Article 8 rights of the Claimant to respect for private and family life and the Article 10 right to freedom of expression.
(2) It appearing that nondisclosure of the identity of the Claimant is necessary to secure the proper administration of justice and in order to protect the interests of the Claimant and that there is no sufficient countervailing public interest in disclosure.
(3) The Defendant indicating its neutrality to the making of the Order and there being no representations from the press or any other interested party.
And Pursuant to Section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998; Section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981; and CPR Rules 5.4C, 5.4D and 39.2 (4).
Whereas for the purposes of this Order:
(1) ‘Publication’ includes any speech, writing, broadcast, or other communication in whatever form (including Internet and social media), which is addressed to the public at large or any section of the public.
(2) Publication for the purposes of this Order includes any further publication (as defined at subparagraph (1) above) from the date of this Order, even if such information is derived from a previous stage or stages of these proceedings.
It is ordered that:
- The identity of the Claimant as a party to these proceedings is confidential and shall not be published.
- Pursuant to CPR Rule 39.2 (4), there shall not be disclosed in any report of these proceedings or other publication the name or address of the Claimant, the Claimant’s Litigation Friend or other immediate family members or any details (including other names, addresses, or specific combination of facts) that could lead to the identification of BCD as the Claimant in these proceedings. The Claimant or the Litigation Friend shall be referred to as set out in paragraph of this Order.
- In any judgement or report of these proceedings, or other publication, (by whatever medium) in relation there to:
(1) The Claimant shall be referred to as BCD;
(2) The Litigation Friend shall be referred to as EFG;
(3) The Claimant’s daughter shall be referred to as HIJ;
(4) Any other details which, on their own or together with other information publicly available, may lead to the identification of the Claimant (including any names of other immediate family members or their addresses) shall be redacted before publication.
- Pursuant to CPR Rules 5.4C and 5.4D:
(1) A person who is not a party to the proceedings may not obtain a copy of a statement of case, judgement, or order from the Court records unless the statement of case, judgement or order has been anonymised in accordance with the subparagraph 3 (1) to (4) above.
(2) If a person who is not a party to the proceedings applies (pursuant to CPR r.5.4C(1B) or (2)) for permission to inspect or obtain a copy of any other document or communication, such application shall be on at least 7 days’ notice to the Claimant’s solicitor, trustee or deptuty.
- The Claimant’s solicitor shall file with the Court an electronic (PDF) bundle of statements of case that has been anonymised in accordance with paragraph 3 above by 28th November 2022, and re-filed in the event that any statement of case is amended, within 21 days of such amendment being approved.
- The Court file shall be clearly marked with the words ‘an Anonymity Order was made in this case on 7th November 2022 and any application by a non-party to inspect or obtain a copy document from this file must be dealt with in accordance with terms of that Order.’
- Any interested party, whether or not a party to the proceedings, may apply to the Court to vary or discharge this Order, provided that any such application is made on seven days’ notice to the Claimant solicitor, trustee or deputy.
- Pursuant to the Practice Guidance. Publication of Privacy and Anonymity Orders issued by the Master of the Rolls dated 16th 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 E-Mail to the Judicial Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The cost of obtaining this Order be costs in the case.