EMC -v- The Chief Constable of South Wales Police (anonymity order)
Claim No.: QB-2021-001015
In the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division
19 August 2021
– and –
The Chief Constable of South Wales Police
UPON reading the Claimant’s application dated and the witness statement of Megan Phillips dated 10 August 2021.
AND it appearing to the Court:
- That the action is one likely to attract publicity;
- That publicity revealing the identity of the Claimant is likely to unfairly damage the interests of the Claimant and;
- That accordingly publication of details revealing the Claimant’s identity ought to be prohibited;
AND pursuant to the Contempt of Court Act 1981, s. 11, the Civil Procedure Rules 1998, Rules 5.4 and 39.2, and the inherent jurisdiction of the court
IT IS ORDERED:
(i) There be substituted for all purposes in this action, in place of reference to the Claimant by name, and whether orally or in writing, references to the letters “EMC”;
(ii) That, to the extent necessary to protect the Claimant’s identity, any other references whether to persons or to places or otherwise, be adjusted appropriately, with leave to the parties to apply in default of agreement as to the manner of such adjustment;
(iii) That so far as the Claim Form, or any Judgment, Order or other document to which anyone might have access pursuant to Rule 5.4 at any time does not comply with paragraphs (i) and (ii) above, the Claimant’s solicitors have leave to file with the Court, copies of such document adjusted so as to comply therewith; such copies are to be treated for all purposes as being in substitution for the relevant originals; and the originals are then to be retained by the Court in a sealed envelope marked “not to be opened without the leave of a Judge or Master of the Queen’s Bench Division”;
(iv) That the Claimant have permission to issue the Claim Form showing the Claimant’s address as that of her solicitors.
(v) That there be leave to all parties and non-parties to apply;
(vi) The Defendant may apply to set aside or vary this order within seven days of service of the order;
(vii) Costs in the case.