KGX and others -v- Royal Borough of Greenwich (anonymity order)
Claim No: QB-2021-003821
In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division
12 October 2021
1. KGX (by his Litigation Friend, The Official Solicitor)
2. KHX (by his Litigation Friend, The Official Solicitor)
3. KGZ (by his Litigation Friend, The Official Solicitor)
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Warning: Reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the Claimants. The publication of the names and addresses of the Claimants is prohibited.
UPON READING an Application Notice by the Claimants dated 22nd September 2021
AND UPON consideration of the Claimants’ Article 8 rights to respect for private and family life and the Article 10 rights to freedom of expression.
AND UPON IT APPEARING that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimants is necessary in order to protect the interests of the Claimants.
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 Claimants be not disclosed.
2. That the Claimants 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 KGX, KHX and KGZ.
3. That the addresses of the Claimants be stated in all statements of case and other documents to be filed or served in the proceedings as the address of the Claimants’ solicitor.
4. That in so far as necessary, any statement of case or other document disclosing the Claimants’ names or addresses already filed in the proceedings be replaced by a document describing such names or addresses in anonymised form as above.
5. That the original of any such document disclosing the names or addresses of the Claimants are to be placed on the Court file in a sealed envelope marked “not to be opened without the permission of a Master 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 Claimants, and the Court will effect service. The file is to be retained by the Court and marked “Anonymised”.
7. That reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the Claimants. The publication of the names and addresses of the Claimants or of any member of the Claimants’ immediate family is prohibited.
8. The provisions of this Order shall not apply: –
(i) 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;
(ii) 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 money; or
(iii) 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 Claimants do within 28 days of the date of this order draw and file this Order and serve the same on the Defendant.
10. That the Claimants do comply with rule 23.9(2) by service on the Defendant.
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 Claimants shall be referred to as KGX, KHX and KGZ.
14. No order as to costs.