Case No: QB-2017-002245
In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division
19 November 2019
Deputy Master Bagot QC
DZX (through his wife and litigation friend RZX)
Secretary of State for Justice
BEFORE Deputy Master Bagot QC sitting in Room E102 of the Royal Courts of Justice, London, on 30th October 2019.
UPON HEARING Jonathan Richards of Counsel on behalf of the Claimant and John-Paul Waite of Counsel on behalf of the Defendant.
AND UPON the Court being satisfied pursuant to CPR.39.2(4) that an Order in the terms below is necessary in order to protect the interests of the Claimant and there is no sufficient countervailing public interest in disclosure;
AND UPON a copy of this Anonymity Order being published on the Judiciary website in accordance with the Master of the Rolls’ Guidance on Anonymity Orders, dated 16th April 2019.
IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to Section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, Section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998, CPR 5.4B to D and CPR 39.2, as follows:
1. The Claimant and his Litigation Friend shall be referred to in these proceedings as “DZX” and “RZX” respectively.
2. There shall not be disclosed in any report of the proceedings the name, address or picture of the Claimant or of the Claimant’s Litigation Friend, or any member of the Claimant’s family, nor any information which is liable to or might lead to the identification of the Claimant, his Litigation Friend or any member of his family.
3. Persons other than the parties to these proceedings shall be prohibited from inspecting or obtaining copies of any statement of case, Judgment or Order or any other document from the Court records unless the same have been anonymised as set out above, the addresses of the Claimant and his Litigation Friend have been removed and there has been redacted any information which might identify the Claimant or his Litigation Friend, without further Order of the Court.
4. Prior to any supply of any document from the Court records to a non-party, the names of the Claimant and his Litigation Friend are to be anonymised in any such document by the substitution of initials as set out above, the deletion of their home address and the redaction of any information which might identify the Claimant or his Litigation Friend.
5. Nothing in paragraphs 4 and 5 shall prohibit the Defendant or its successors in title from disclosing the name address or any other information tending to identify the Claimant to their legal and professional advisors, or any other person required by law.
6. Any person affected by any of the restrictions in this Order may apply to the Court to vary or discharge this Order (or so much of it as affects that person), but written notice of any such application and the evidence relied upon must first be given by the Court to the Claimant’s Litigation Friend, Claimant’s Solicitors and the Claimant’s Deputy.
Dated 30th October 2019