Claim no. QB-2021-000579
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
MTA (a protected party, by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor)
(1) THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS
(2) THE LORD CHANCELLOR
UPON the Claimant’s application for an anonymity order under CPR r.39.2(4)
AND UPON the Defendants having been served with a copy of the application in draft and confirmed that they do not oppose it
AND UPON the Claimant’s solicitors having confirmed that a copy of the application has been served upon the Press Association’s Injunction Application
AND UPON no member of the press having indicated a wish to make submissions in response to the application
AND UPON the Court being satisfied that publication of the details identifying the Claimant in connection with these proceedings would constitute an interference with his right to respect for his private life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
AND UPON the Court being satisfied that, on the facts of the Claimant’s case, the prospect of such interference outweighs the interference with the open justice principle and the rights of the press and the public under Article 10 ECHR by granting an order for anonymity
IT IS ORDERED:
1. For the purpose of these proceedings, the Claimant shall be anonymised as “MTA”.
2. To the extent necessary to protect the identity of the Claimant, any other references, whether to persons or places or otherwise, be adjusted appropriately, with permission to the parties to apply in default of agreement as to the manner of such adjustments.
3. So far as the claim form, or any judgment or order, or any other document to which any person might have access pursuant to CPR r.5.4A-D at any time does not comply with the above, the Claimant’s solicitor has leave to file with the Court copies of such documents adjusted so as to comply. Such copies are to be treated for all purposes as being in substitution for the relevant originals.
4. A non-party may not inspect or obtain a copy of any document from the court file without the permission of a judge. Any application for such permission must be made on notice to the Claimant (the Court will effect service).
5. A non-party may not obtain any copy statement of case or other documents from the court file unless it has been anonymised in accordance with this paragraph.
6. Reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the parties.
7. Any non-party affected by this paragraph may apply on notice to set aside or vary this order.
Dated 17th day of May 2021