MMS -v- North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (anonymity order)
High CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order
Claim number: KB-2022-NCL-000100
In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division
3 March 2023
District Judge Thomas sitting in the High Court
MMS (A protected party by his mother and Litigation Friend AS)
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
BEFORE District Judge Thomas sitting in the High Court of Justice, King’s Bench Division, Newcastle upon Tyne District Registry on 03 March 2023
UPON HEARING Bethan Davies of Parklane Plowden, Counsel for the Claimant
UPON IT APPEARING the case is likely to attract publicity and that revealing the identity of the Claimant is likely unfairly to damage the interests of the Claimant and that, accordingly, publication of details revealing the Claimant’s identity ought to be prohibited
AND PURSUANT to s.11 Contempt of Court Act 1981, s.6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and CPR Rule 5.4A to 5.4D and CPR Rule 39.2.
IT IS ORDERED that
- There shall be no publication of the Claimant’s name and address, the Litigation Friend’s name and address, or any information which may tend to identify the Claimant or the Litigation Friend.
- Save that each party is entitled to keep one copy of the final Order which is not anonymised, there be substituted for all purposes of this case, in place of references to the Claimant and his Litigation Friend by name, and whether orally or in writing, references to the letters MMS and AS respectively.
- A non-party may not inspect or obtain the copy of any document from the court file without the permission of a District Judge of the High Court, King’s Bench Division. Any application for such permission must be made on notice to the Claimant.
- A non-party may not obtain any copy statement of case or document from the court file unless it has been anonymised in accordance with this direction and there have been redacted any information which might identify the Claimant or the Litigation Friend.
- Permission to apply.