Claim No: QB-2020-002489
In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division
Her Honour Judge Carmel Wall
sitting as a Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court
A Secondary School
UPON hearing Mr Levinson, Counsel for the Claimant and Mr Owen, Counsel for the Defendant
AND UPON the Claimant having a statutory right to anonymity pursuant to s1 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment Act) 1992
AND UPON it appearing that revealing the identity of the Defendant and/or the perpetrator of the abuse upon the Claimant who was convicted at Portsmouth Crown Court in 2015 is likely to have the result that the Claimant will be identified by members of the public
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 PURSUANT to s11 Contempt of Court Act 1981 and CPR Rule 5.4A to 5.4D and CPR Rule 39.2(4) and the inherent jurisdiction of the court.
IT IS ORDERED that
1 The Claimant shall be known as “MXX”. There shall be no reporting of the Claimant’s identity or any information that may reasonably be expected to lead to her identity being discovered.
2 The Defendant shall be known as “A Secondary School”. There shall be no reporting of any information that may reasonably be expected to lead to the Defendant school being identified.
3 The perpetrator of the abuse upon the Claimant who was convicted in 2015 at Portsmouth Crown Court shall be known as “PXM”. There shall be no reporting of his identity or any information that may reasonably be expected to lead to his identity being discovered.
4 Any party affected by this order may apply with 24 hours’ notice to vary this order.
5 Costs in the case.