LMN -v-Williams (anonymity order)
Claim No. QB-2018-005541
In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division
24 July 2020
LMN (A Protected Party by his Litigation Friend STU
Geraint Michael Williams
BEFORE The Honourable Mr Justice Freedman
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
UPON HEARING Mr John Ross QC of Counsel for the Claimant and Mr Charles Bagot QC of Counsel for the Defendant
AND UPON IT APPEARING that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimant and his Litigation Friend 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
AND UPON a copy of this Order being published on the website of the Judiciary of England and Wales pursuant to the Master of the Rolls’ Practice Guidance: Publication of Privacy and Anonymity Orders, dated 16 April 2019 and CPR 39.2(5)
IT IS ORDERED:-
1. That the identity of the Claimant or the Litigation Friend shall not be disclosed.
2. That the Claimant and the Litigation Friend be described in any judgment or order in these proceedings and in any report of the proceedings by the press or otherwise as “LMN” and “STU”.
3. 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 Judge of or Master of the Queen’s Bench Division. 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 “Private”.
4. That reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the Claimant or Litigation Friend. The publication of the name and address of the Claimant or of any member of the Claimant’s immediate family is prohibited save for treatment purposes.
5. That any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied.