EXS -v- University Hospitals Plymouth (anonymity order)

Queen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim No.: QB-2021-002333

In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division

26 June 2021


Master Cook


EXS (A Protected Party, by her Litigation Friend VYS)


University Hospitals Plymouth


UPON the Claimant’s Application Notice issued on 17 June 2021
AND UPON consideration of the Claimant’s Article 8 right to respect for private and family life and the Article 10 right of freedom of expression
AND UPON IT APPEARING that the case is likely to attract publicity and that revealing the identity of the Claimant is likely unfairly to damage the interests of the Claimant and that, accordingly, publication of details revealing the Claimant’s identity ought to be prohibited.
AND PURSUANT to s11 Contempt of Court Act 1981 and CPR Rule 5.4A to 5.4D and CPR Rule 39.2(4) and the inherent jurisdiction of the court.
1 There be substituted for all purposes of this case, in place of references to the Claimant and her Litigation Friend, and whether orally or in writing, references to the letters “EXS” and “VYS” respectively.
2 To the extent necessary to protect the Claimant’s and her Litigation Friend’s identity, any other references, whether to persons or places or otherwise, be adjusted appropriately, with permission to the parties to apply in default of agreement as to the manner of such adjustments.
3 So far as the claim form, or any judgment or order, or any other document to which anyone might have access pursuant to CPR Rule 5.4A-D at any time does not comply with the above, the Claimant’s solicitor has leave to file with the court copies of such document adjusted so as to comply therein. 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 and/or HMCTS e-filing service system and noted that they should: “not be opened or accessed without the permission of a Judge or Master of the Queen’s Bench Division”.
4 A non-party may not obtain any copy statement of case or other document from the court file unless it has been edited (anonymised) in accordance with this direction.
5 Reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the Claimant or her Litigation Friend.
6 Any party affected by this order may apply on notice without restriction of time for an order varying or setting aside this order.
7 Costs in the case.