RXG & Ors -v- Groupama Nord-Est (anonymity order)

King's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim No: QB-2020-003512

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION

Date: 22/06/2022

Before:
Master Gidden

Between:
(1) RXG (By his litigation friend OXG)
(2) OXG
-v-
GROUPAMA NORD-EST

ORDER

BEFORE Master Gidden sitting as in the Royal Courts of Justice.
AND UPON consideration of the First Claimant and of the Second Claimant and Litigation Friend’s
Article 8 right to respect for private and family life and the Article 10 right to freedom of expression
AND UPON IT APPEARING that non-disclosure of the identity of the First Claimant and of the
Second Claimant and Litigation Friend is necessary in order to protect their interests
AND PURSUANT to section II of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C, 5.4D and 39.2(4)
of the Civil Procedure Rules
WHEREAS the Claimants have made a claim (the “Claim”) against the Defendant for personal
injuries suffered following a road traffic accident and in respect of which proceedings were
commenced by the Claimants against the Defendant in the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench
Division.
AND WHEREAS the First Claimant is a Protected Party and brings the Claim by his wife and
Litigation Friend, OXG, who is also the Second Claimant in this action.

IT IS ORDERED: –
1. That the identity of the First Claimant and of the Second Claimant and Litigation
Friend be not disclosed.
2. That the First Claimant and of the Second Claimant and Litigation Friend 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 “RXG” and “OXG”.
3. That the address of the First Claimant and of the Second Claimant and Litigation
Friend 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
First Claimant’s name or address or the name or address of the Second Claimant and
Litigation Friend 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 First
Claimant and of the Second Claimant and Litigation Friend is to be placed on the
Court file marked confidential ”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 or District Judge. Any application for such permission must be made on
notice to the First Claimant and of the Second Claimant and Litigation Friend, and the
Court will effect service. This 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 First Claimant and of the Second Claimant and
Litigation Friend. The publication of the name and address of the First Claimant or
any member of the First Claimant’s immediate family or the name and address of the
Second Claimant and Litigation Friend is prohibited.
8. That any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have
this Order set aside or varied.
9. A copy of this order shall be published on the website of the Judiciary of England and
Wales (which may be found at www.judiciary.uk) pursuant to the provisions of CPR
r.39.2 and in that copy the Claimant shall be referred to as “RXG” and the litigation
friend as “OXG”.
10. Costs in the case.