JXH -v- Birmingham City Council (anonymity order)
Queen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order
Claim No: QB-2022-001597
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
Birmingham City Council
UPON READING an application notice by the Claimant dated 19 May 2022
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 II of the Contempt of
Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C and 5.4D of the Civil Procedure Rules.
IT IS ORDERED:-
1. That the identity of the Claimant be not disclosed.
2. That the Claimant 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 JXH.
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
Claimant’s name or address 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 Claimant is to
be placed on the Court file in a sealed envelope marked “not to be opened without the
permission of a Judge, Master or District Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division”.
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
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 or of any member of the Claimant’s immediate family is prohibited.
8. The provisions of this Order shall not apply:-
a) to communications between the Court Funds Office and the anonymised party or Litigation
Friend in relation to the payment of money into the Court Funds Office for the benefit of
the anonymised party or the investment or treatment of payment out of such money;
b) to communications between the Court Funds Office and/or the anonymised party or Litigation
Friend and any financial institution concerned as to the receipt or investment of such
c) to records kept by the Court Funds Office or the anonymised party or Litigation Friend or any
such financial institution in relation to such money.
9. That the Claimant do draw and file this Order and serve the same on the Defendant.
10. (in so far as the Order is made under rule 23.9 without service of a copy of the application
notice on the Defendant) That the Claimant do comply with rule 23.9(2) by service on the
11. That the Defendant may apply under rule 23.10 to have this Order set aside or varied.
12. That any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order
set aside or varied.
13. 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 JXH.
14. Costs in the case
Dated 19th May 2022