SGY -v- The Chief Constable Of Hampshire Constabulary & Ors (anonymity order)
Queen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order
Claim No: HQ18PO3383
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
(by his litigation friend DGY)
(1) THE CHIEF CONSTABLE OF
(2) THE CHIEF CONSTABLE OF
BEFORE Margaret Obi sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge
UPON HEARING counsel for each party
AND UPON consideration of the Claimant’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 Claimant is necessary
to protect the interests of the Claimant
AND UPON the Defendants indicating their neutrality to the making of the order and there
being no representations from any interested party
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 THAT:
1. The identity of the Claimant in these proceedings is confidential and shall not be published.
For this purpose:
(i) ‘publication’ includes any speech, writing, broadcast, or other communication in whatever
form, which is addressed to the public at large or any section of the public.
(ii) publication of any name, address, picture, or other information that could lead to
identification of SGY as the Claimant in these proceedings is prohibited.
2. Pursuant to CPR Rule 39.2(4), there shall not be disclosed in any report of these proceedings
the name or address of the Claimant, or the Claimant’s mother or father, or any details that
could lead to the identification of SGY as the Claimant in these proceedings. The Claimant and
the Litigation Friend shall be referred to as set out at paragraph 3 of this Order.
3. In any judgment or report of these proceedings, or other publication (by whatever medium)
in relation thereto:
(i) The Claimant shall be referred to as “SGY”
(ii) The Litigation Friend shall be referred to as “DGY”
(iii) Any other details liable to lead to the identification of the Claimant (including any names
of other family members or addresses) shall be redacted before publication.
4. Pursuant to CPR 5.4C and 5.4D:
(i) A person who is not a party to the proceedings may not obtain a copy of a statement of case,
judgment or order from the Court records unless the statement of case, judgment or order has
been anonymised in accordance with subparagraphs 3(i) to (iii) above; and the Claimant’s
Solicitors shall provide copies of the anonymised versions for the court file.
(ii) If a person who is not a party to the proceedings applies (pursuant to CPR r.5.4C(1B) or
(2)) for permission to inspect or obtain a copy of any other document or communication, such
application shall be on at least 7 days’ notice to the Claimant’s Solicitors.
5. The Court file shall be clearly marked with the words “An anonymity order was made in this
case on [date of this Order] and any application by a non-party to inspect or obtain a copy
document from this file must be dealt with in accordance with the terms of that Order.”
6. Any interested party, whether or not a party to the proceedings, may apply to the Court to
vary or discharge this Order, providing that any such application is made on notice to the
Claimant’s Solicitors, and that 7 days’ prior notice of the intention to make such an application
7. For the avoidance of doubt, paragraphs 1 to 4 above shall not apply to the following, which
do not constitute publication within the meaning of paragraph 1 (providing always that proper
steps are taken to protect the confidentiality of information from being made public):-
(i) Communications between the Court Funds Office and the anonymised party or Litigation
Friend or representatives in relation to the payment of money into the Court Funds Office for
the benefit of the anonymised party or the investment or treatment of payment out of such
(ii) Communications between the Court Funds Office, the Claimant’s representatives, or any
financial institution concerned as to the receipt or investment of such money.
(iii) Records kept by the Court Funds Office, the Claimant’s representatives, or any financial
institution concerned as to the receipt or investment of the Claimant’s money
(iv) Retention by the parties and/or their representatives of their unredacted files for the
purposes of their continuing functions and obligations in relation to the proceedings.
(v) Communications between the Defendants, their insurers or their insurers’ successors in title
and their legal and professional advisers, the Compensation Recovery Unit of the Department
for Work & Pensions, or any other person required by law.
8. Pursuant to the ‘Practice Guidance: Publication of Privacy and Anonymity Orders’ issued
by the Master of the Rolls on 17 April 2019 a copy of this Order in its anonymised form shall
be published on the Judicial Website of the High Court of Justice (www.judiciary.uk). For that
purpose a court officer will send a copy of the anonymised order by email to the Judicial Office
Dated this 7th day of April 2022