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KXZ -v- Sunningdale School (anonymity order)

Claim No. QB-2018-004772

In the Hight Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division

8 July 2020

Before:
Master Gidden
Between:
KXZ (on his own behalf and as Litigation Friend to ZXZ)
-v-
Sunningdale School


BEFORE Master Gidden sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL on 6 July 2020
WHEREAS the Claimant brings a claim on his own behalf and on behalf of his son, a child and has applied for approval of a proposed settlement of their claim
AND UPON hearing Mr Henry Witcomb of Her Majesty’s Counsel for the Claimant and Mr Andrew Davis for the Defendants
AND UPON the Court noting the Defendant’s neutral stance in relation to the Claimant’s application
AND UPON consideration of the Claimant’s son’s Article 8 right to respect for private and family life and Article 10 right to freedom of expression
AND UPON it appearing that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimant’s son and Claimant is necessary in order to protect the interest of the Claimant’s son
AND PURSUANT to Rule 39.2(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules and s11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and Rules 5.4C and 5.4B of the Civil Procedure Rules and s39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:-
1. The proceedings shall be anonymised 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 KXZ, to the minor son as ZXZ, to the Claimant’s elder son as ZLZ and to the deceased’s mother as ZXC.
(b) A non party may not obtain a copy Statement of Case or documents 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 of the Statement of Case or documents from the Court file unless it has been anonymised 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 intending to identify the Claimant and 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 KXZ, the Claimant’s deceased partner CXS, the minor son as ZXZ, the Claimant’s eldest son as ZLZ and the deceased’s mother as ZXC.

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