CLAIM NO: QB-2020-003498
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
Mr Sam Grodzinski QC
sitting as Deputy Judge in the High Court of Justice
(BY HIS FATHER AND LITIGATION FRIEND, ‘AXT’)
(1) JORDAN LAIDLAW
(2) AVIVA INSURANCE LIMITED
Warning: Reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the Claimant and his Litigation Friend.
BEFORE Mr Sam Grodzinski QC, sitting as Deputy Judge in the High Court of Justice, at an Approval Hearing on 20 June 2022
UPON HEARING Leading Counsel for the Claimant and Leading Counsel for the Second Defendant
(1) Consideration of the Claimant’s Article 8 right to respect for private and family life and the Article 10 right of freedom of expression
(2) The Court being satisfied that an Order in the terms of paragraphs 1 to 7 below is necessary to protect the interests of the Claimant and each of the Deceased’s dependants and to secure the proper administration of justice.
AND PURSUANT to rule 39.2(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules and section II of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C and 5.4D of the Civil Procedure Rules and section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
IT IS ORDERED THAT:
1. That the identity of the Claimant and the Claimant’s Litigation Friend shall be not disclosed.
2. That the Claimant and the Claimant’s Litigation Friend be described in all statements of case and other documents to be filed or served in the proceedings and in any judgment or order in the proceedings and in any report of the proceedings by the press or otherwise as follows:
Litigation Friend ‘AXT’
3. That the address of the Claimant be stated in all statements of case and other documents to be filed or served in the proceedings as the address of the Claimant’s solicitors.
4. That in so far as necessary, any statement of case or other document disclosing the name of any of the persons identified in paragraph 2 above already filed in the proceedings be replaced by a document describing such name or address in anonymised form as above.
5. That the original of any such document disclosing the name or address of the parties set out above in paragraph 2 or if electronically emailed or scanned shall be placed on the Court file in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential: not to be opened without the permission of a Master or High Court Judge”.
6. That a non-party may not inspect or obtain a copy of any document on or from the Court file (other than this order duly anonymised as directed) without the permission of a Master or District Judge. Any application for such permission must be made on notice to the Claimant, and the Court will effect service. The file is to be retained by the Court and marked “Anonymised. An anonymity order was made in this case on 20 June 2022 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.”
7. That reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the Claimant. The publication of the name and address of the Claimant and the Claimant’s Litigation Friend is prohibited.
8. That any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied within 7 days of service upon them.
9. A copy of this Order shall be served by the Claimant on the First Defendant and the First Defendant may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied within 7 days of service upon him.
10. Pursuant to the ‘Practice Guidance: Publication of Privacy and Anonymity Orders’ issued by the Master of the Rolls dated 16 April 2019, a copy of this Order shall be published on the Judicial Website of the High Court of Justice (www.judiciary.uk). For that purpose, a court officer will send a copy of the order by email to the Judicial Office at email@example.com.
11. Costs in the case.
DATED this 20th day of June 2022