GFG -v- Barking Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (anonymity)
Claim No: QB-2016-000362
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEENS BENCH DIVISION
4 December 2020
HIS HONOUR JUDGE COTTER QC
SITTING AS A DEPUTY HIGH COURT JUDGE
GFG (a Protected Party by his Mother and Litigation Friend, KJK)
BARKING HAVERING & REDBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
BEFORE His Honour Judge Cotter QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, remotely, The Royal Courts of Justice on 4th December 2020
WHEREAS the Claimant is a protected party who brings this litigation by his litigation friend and has applied for approval of a proposed settlement of his claim in respect of quantum, judgment on liability having been approved on 20th May 2016
UPON HEARING Patricia Hitchcock, one of Her Majesty’s Counsel, on behalf of the Claimant and John Whitting, one of Her Majesty’s Counsel, on behalf of the Defendant
AND UPON the Court noting the Defendant’s neutral stance in relation to the Claimant’s Application
AND UPON consideration of the Claimant’s Article 8 right to respect for private and family life and the Article 10 right to freedom of expression
AND UPON IT APPEARING that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimant is necessary in order to protect the interests of the Claimant
AND PURSUANT to rule 39.2(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules and section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C and 5.4D of the Civil Procedure Rules
IT IS ORDERED THAT:
1. The proceedings shall be anonymized as follows:-
(a)Pursuant to CPR Rule 5.4C Rule 5.4D and Rule 39.2(4), there shall be substituted for all purposes of this case, in place of reference to the Claimant by name whether orally or in writing, references to him will be GFG (a protected party bringing proceedings by KJK).
(b) A non-party may not inspect or obtain a copy statement of case or document from the Court file, without permission of the Court. Any application for such permission should be made on notice to the Claimant and in accordance with CPR 5.4C(6).
(c) A non-party may not obtain a copy statement of case or document from the Court file unless it has been anonymized in accordance with this Direction and there has been redacted any information which might identify the Claimant or his immediate family.
(d) There shall be no publication or disclosure of any name, address or information tending to identify the Claimant or his immediate family.
2. Any party affected by this order may apply on notice to all parties to have this order set aside or varied.
3. A copy of this order shall be published on the Judicial Website of the High Court of Justice specifying that the Claimant shall be referred to as GFG and his litigation friend as KJK.
Dated this 4th day of December 2020