Claim No: QB-2021-002829
In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division
26 July 2021
SAA and others
UPON reading the Claimants’ application dated 22 July 2021
AND UPON consideration of the Claimants’ Article 8 rights to respect for private and family life and Article 10 rights to freedom of expression under the European Convention of Human Rights
AND UPON it appearing that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimants is necessary in order to protect the interests of the Claimants and that, accordingly, publication of details revealing the identity of the Claimants ought to be prohibited
AND PURSUANT TO Rules 5.4 and 39.2(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 and section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981
IT IS ORDERED THAT:
1. There be substituted for all purposes in this action, in place of reference to the Claimants by name, and whether orally or in writing, reference to their initials i.e. “SAA and Others”.
2. To the extent necessary to protect the Claimants’ identity, any other references, whether to persons or to places or otherwise, be adjusted appropriately, with permission to the parties to apply in default of agreement as to the manner of such adjustment.
3. The Court file is to be retained by the Court and marked “Anonymised”. Pursuant to CPR 5.4C a person who is not a party to these proceedings may obtain a copy of a Statement of Case, Judgment or Order from the Court records only if the Statement of Case, Judgment or Order has been anonymised such that the Claimants are referred to by their initials and their addresses have been removed.
4. The Claimants’ solicitors have permission to file with the Court copies of documents adjusted so as to comply with paragraph 3; such copies of documents are to be treated for all purposes as being in substitution for the relevant originals; and the originals are to be marked private with the court file marked that ‘An anonymity order has been made in this matter on 26th July
5. The Claimants have permission to issue the Claim Form showing their solicitor’s address as the Claimants’ addresses.
6. Reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the Claimants. In particular, disclosure of the Claimants’ names or addresses is prohibited
7. There be permission to apply
8. Costs in the case