EH -v- Medagama (anonymity order)

High CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: G90MA219

In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division

20 February 2024

District Judge Davies




Asela Medagama

Anonymity Order

BEFORE District Judge Davies sitting as a Judge of the High Court King’s Bench Division at Manchester District Registry, Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester M60 9DJ.


(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 it is necessary 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).


  1. The identity of the Claimant, to these proceedings, is protected and shall not be published.
  2. 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 immediate family members or any details (including other names, addresses, or a specific combination of facts) that could lead to the identification of EH as the Claimant in these proceedings. The Claimant shall be referred to as set out i9n paragraph 3 of this Order.
  3. In any judgement or report of these proceedings, or any other publication (by whatever medium) in relation thereto: the Claimant shall be referred to as EH.
    (ii) Any other details liable to lead the identification of the Claimant including any names of other immediate family members or their addresses shall be redacted before publication.
  4. Pursuant to CPR Rules 5.4C and 5.4D:
    (i) 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 subparagraphs 3(i) to (iii) above.
    (ii) 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 deputy.
  5. The Court file all be clearly marked with the words “An anonymity order was made in this case on and any application by a non-party to inspect or obtain a copy document from this file must be dealt with in accordance with the terms of that Order.”
  6. 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 notice to the Claimant’s solicitor, trustee or deputy, and that 7 days’ prior notice of the intention to make such an application is given.
    The costs of obtaining this order be costs in the case.

DATED 16 February 2024