MGX -v- National Westminster Bank PLC (anonymity order)

High CourtKing's Bench DivisionMedia and Communications ListAnonymity Order

Claim no. KB-2023-004716

In the High Court of Justice
Kings Bench Division
Media and Communications list

26 January 2024

Master Armstrong



– v –

National Westminster Bank PLC


UPON reading the Application Notice issued on 11 December 2023 (“the Application”) the First Witness statement of Helen Morris dated 3 November 2023 and the Second Witness Statement of Helen Morris dated 19 January 2024

AND UPON the Respondent having been served with a copy of the Application including a draft order in the terms below.

AND UPON the Respondent indicating by email on 1 August 2023 and again on 18 January 2024 that it would not oppose the Application and would accept service of the order as made.

AND UPON the Respondent being on notice of the hearing of the Application but not attending.

AND UPON the Court making a separate order for the provision of information by the Respondent pursuant to the Application.

AND UPON hearing Counsel for the Claimant at a hearing on 24 January 2024


  1. Pursuant to s.6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and/or CPR 39.2(4) the requirements of the CPR to include the full name and address of the Claimant in statements of case are dispensed with, and they shall be referred to in these proceedings by the cipher “MGX” and his address substituted for that of his solicitors as set out at paragraph 9 of this Order.
  2. Pursuant to section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and/or CPR 39.2(4) and/or the Court’s inherent jurisdiction, until further order, any person who knows of this Order shall not disclose the identity of the Claimant in these proceedings, or any matter likely to lead to their identification, including but not limited to the Claimant’s geographical location and occupation (other than to their legal advisers instructed in relation to these proceedings).
  3. Pursuant to CPR 5.4C(1), (4)(c) and (4)(d):

a. Other than with the permission of the Court no non-party may obtain from the records of the Court a copy of any document lodged with the Court for the purposes of this application or these proceedings unless such document has first been edited so as to comply with paragraph 1 of this Order and refiled.

b. Any non-party seeking permission of the Court to access, or obtain copies of, such documents must make an application to the Court on at least 3 days’ notice to the parties.


  1. The Respondent or anyone else affected by this Order may apply to the court at any time to vary or discharge the Order, subject to first giving written notice to the Claimant’s solicitors by email at the addresses given at paragraph 8 of this Order.


  1. Pursuant to the ‘Practice Guidance: Publication of Privacy and Anonymity Orders’ issued by the Master of the Rolls dated 16 April 2019 a copy of this Order shall be published on the Judicial Website of the High Court of Justice ( For that purpose, a court officer will send a copy of the order by email to the Judicial Office at
  2. There be no order as to costs in relation to the anonymity order.