LZM -v- Che Tannock and another (anonymity order)

High CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: QB-2021-004251

In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division

21 April 2023


His Honour Judge Michael Simon


LZM (A Child Proceeding by his Litigation Friend “SZM”)


Che Tannock


Liverpool Victoria


UPON the Claimant’s application dated 18 April 2023.
AND UPON consideration of the Claimant’s Article 8 right to respect for private and family
life and the Article 10 right of freedom of expression.
AND UPON IT APPEARING that non-disclosure of the identify of the Claimant is necessary
in order to protect the Claimant’s interests.
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 54.D of the Civil Procedure Rules.

  1. That the identity of the Claimant not be 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 judgement or order in proceedings and in any report of the proceedings by the press of otherwise as “LZM”.
  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 addresses 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 King’s Bench Division”.
  6. That a non-party may not inspect or obtain a copy of any document on or form 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”.
  7. The 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 any member of their immediate family is prohibited.
  8. The provisions of this Order shall not apply –
    i. To communications between the Court Funds Office and the anonymised parties in relation to the payment of money into the Court Funds Office for the benefit of anonymised parties or the investment or treatment of
    payment out of such money;
    ii. To communications between the Court Funds Office and/or the anonymised parties 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 parties or any such financial institution in relation to such money.
  9. A copy of this Order shall be published on the website of the Judiciary of England & Wales pursuant to CPR Part 39.2 and the Practice Guidance “Publication of Privacy and Anonymity Orders” naming the Claimant as LZM.
  10. That the Claimant does within 21 days draw and file this Order and serve the same on the Defendant.
  11. That the Claimant does comply with rule 23.9(2) by service on the Defendant.
  12. That the Defendant may apply under rule 23.10 to have this Order set aside or varied.
  13. That any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied.
  14. Costs in the case.