ME -v- Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust (anonymity order)
Claim No: QB-2020-003803
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
17 May 2021
ME (a Minor and Protected Party suing by her Father and Litigation Friend, JE)
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust
UPON the Claimant’s Par t 8 Claim and the court having made it’s Order of like date
WHEREAS pursuant to CPR r. 39.2(4), the Court is satisfied that an order in the terms below is necessary to protect the interests of the Claimant and there is no sufficient countervailing public interest in disclosure
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that pursuant to section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and CPR Rule 5.4A to 5.40 and CPR Rule 39.2:
1. The Claimant and her father and Litigation Friend shall hereinafter be referred to in these proceedings respectively as ‘ME’ (Claimant) and JE’ (litigation friend and father)
2. There shall not be published in any report of the proceedings the names or address or any details leading to the identification of the Claimant or her father and litigation friend. If referred to, they shall only be referred to as ‘ME’ or “JE”.
3. Pursuant to CPR Rule 5.4C a person who is not a party to the proceedings may obtain a copy of a Statement of Case, judgment or order from the court records only if the statement of case, judgment or order has been anonymised such that: –
(a) The Claimant, the Claimant’s Litigation Friend and Father are referred to only as, ‘ME’ or ‘JE’
(b) The address of the Claimant has been deleted from those documents.
(c) There has been redacted any information which might identify the Claimant or her father and litigation friend.
4. There shall be no publication in any newspaper or other media or other public disclosure of any name, address, picture or information tending to identify the Claimant or her father and litigation friend in connection with this claim.
5. Provided that the parties and/or their advisors and/or any Deputy appointed for the Claimant and/or NHS Resolution do not publish any documents containing references to those mentioned in paragraph 1 above by name the parties be at liberty to retain their files in this case without alteration or substitution and to retain and generate documentation which identifies those people for the purposes of the conduct of the claim and their continuing professional rights and obligations and paragraphs 1 to 4 shall not apply in those respects;
6. Any non-party affected by this order may apply on notice to all parties to have this order set aside, varied or revoked.
DATED this 17th day of May 2021