CKS -v- Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (anonymity order)

High CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: KB-2023-004030

High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division

19 January 2024

Master Eastman


CKS (a minor acting by his litigation friend CBS)
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


UPON HEARING Karl Hirst Counsel on behalf of the Claimant and Tom Lomas Solicitor on behalf of 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 non-disclosure 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 Rule 5.4C – 5.4D and CPR Rule 39.2(4)


  1. There be substituted for all purposes of this case, in place of references to the Claimant by name, and whether orally or in writing, references to the letters CKS. Likewise, the Litigation Friend shall be referred to as CBS.
  2. A non-party may not inspect or obtain a copy of any document from the Court file without the permission of a Master. Any application for such permission must be made on notice to the Claimant.
  3. A non-party may not obtain any copy statement of case or document from the Court file unless it has been anonymised in accordance with this direction and there has been redacted any information which might identify the Claimant or the Litigation Friend.
  4. There shall be no publication or other disclosure of any name, address or information tending to identify the Claimant or the Litigation Friend.
  5. There shall be permission to apply in respect of this order.