RTS -v- Krimi & Cover Insurance Plc (anonymity order)
Claim No.: QB-2019-000024
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
9 April 2021
(1) Mohammed Krimi
(2) Cover Insurance Plc
UPON the Claimant’s application dated 31 March 2021
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 UPON IT APPEARING that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimant is necessary in order to protect the Claimant’s interests.
AND PURSUANT to Rule 39.2 (4) of the Civil Procedure Rules and section II of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C and 5.4D of the Civil Procedure Rules.
IT IS ORDERED :-
1. That the identity of the Claimant not be disclosed.
2. That the Claimant be described in all statements of case and other documents to be filed or served in the proceedings and in any judgment or order in the proceedings and in any report of the proceedings by the press or otherwise as “RTS”.
3. That the address of the Claimant be stated in all statements of case and other documents to be filed or served in the proceedings as the address of the Claimant’s solicitors.
4. That in so far as necessary, any statement of case or other document disclosing the Claimant’s name or address or the name already filed in the proceedings be replaced by a document describing such name or address in anonymised form as above.
5. That the original of any such document disclosing the name or address of the Claimant is to
be placed on the Court file in a sealed envelope marked “not to be opened without the
permission of a Judge, Master or District Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division”.
6. That a non-party may not inspect or obtain a copy of any document on or from the Court file (other than this order duly anonymised as directed) without the permission of a Master of District Judge. Any application for such permission must be made on notice to the Claimant, and the Court will effect service. The file is to be retained by the Court and marked “Anonymised”.
7. That reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the Claimant. The publication of the name and address of the Claimant or any member of their immediate family is prohibited.
8. The provisions of this Order shall not apply –
i. To communications between the Court Funds Office and the anonymised parties in relation to the payment of money into the Court Funds Office for the benefit of the anonymised parties or the investment or treatment of payment out of such money;
ii. To communications between the Court Funds Office and/or the anonymised parties and any financial institution concerned as to the receipt or investment of such money;
iii. To records kept by the Court Funds Office or the anonymised parties or any such financial institution in relation to such money; or
iv. To communications between the Second Defendant, their successors in title, their legal advisers and professional advisers, their Reinsurers, the CRU at the Department for Work and Pensions (or its successors), HM Revenue and Customs (or its successors) or any other person required by law.
9. That the Claimant does within 21 days draw and file this Order and serve the same on the First Defendant and the Second Defendant.
10. That the Claimant does comply with rule 23.9(2) by service on the First and Second Defendants.
11. That the First Defendant may apply under rule 23.10 to have this Order set aside or varied.
12. A copy of this order shall be published on the Judicial Website of the High Court of Justice specifying that the Claimant shall be referred to as “RTS”.
13. Representatives of the media shall have liberty to apply to set aside or vary paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 above provided that:-
a. Any such application shall be made within 14 days of the date of this order and be put in the applications list (with a maximum time estimate of one hour) to be heard within
14 days of such application being made;
b. Written notice of such application shall be given to the Claimant’s solicitors.
14. Costs in the case.