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RXA -v- Theophillus (anonymity order)

|High Court|Anonymity Order

Claim No. QB-2019-001756

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEENS BENCH DIVISION

15 February 2021

 

Before:
RXA (A Protected Party by his Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor)
-v-
ADRIAN THEOPHILUS (1)
MOTOR INSURERS BUREAU (2)


BEFORE Mr Michael Kent QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice the Strand, London WC2 on 8th February 2021 at a hearing heard remotely UPON HEARING Christopher Melton QC and Jeremy Ford on behalf of the Claimant and Timothy Horlock QC on behalf of the Second Defendant (the First Defendant being unrepresented and taking no part in this action).
AND UPON consideration of the Claimant’s Article 8 right to respect for private and family life and the Article 10 rights of the public and the press;
AND UPON non-disclosure of the Claimant’s identity being necessary in order to protect the interests of the Claimant
AND PURSUANT to CPR r. 39.2(4) and section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C and 5.4D of the Civil Procedure Rules
AND UPON the Court noting the Second Defendant’s neutral stance in relation to the Claimant’s application
IT IS ORDERED THAT:
(i) The identity of the Claimant shall not be disclosed and these proceedings shall be anonymised as follows:-
(a) Pursuant to CPR Rule 5.4C, Rule 5.4D and Rule 39.2(4) there shall be substituted for all purposes of this case, in place of reference to the Claimant by name whether orally or in writing, references to him will be RXA
(b) A non-party may not obtain a copy Statement of Case or documents from the Court file, without permission of the Court. Any application for such permission should be made on notice to the Claimant and in accordance with CPR 5.4C(6).
(c) A non-party may not obtain a copy of the Statement of Case or documents from the Court file unless it has been anonymised in accordance with this direction and there has been redacted any information which might identify the Claimant or his immediate family.
(d) There shall be no publication or disclosure of any name, address or information intending to identify the Claimant and his immediate family.
(ii) Any party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied.
(iii) 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 RXA.

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