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SXT -v- London Borough of Lambeth (anonymity)

|High Court|Anonymity Order

Claim No. QB-2020-003076

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION

11 September 2020

Before:
Master Davison
Between:
SXT by her brother and her Litigation Friend TXT Claimant
-v-
London Borough of Lambeth


UPON the Claimant’s Application Notice issued on
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 the case is likely to attract publicity and that
revealing the identity of the Claimant is likely unfairly to damage the interests of the
Claimant and that, accordingly, publication of details revealing the Claimant’s identity
ought to be prohibited.
AND PURSUANT to s11 Contempt of Court Act 1981 and CPR Rule 5.4A to 5.4D
and CPR Rule 39.2(4) and the inherent jurisdiction of the court.
IT IS ORDERED that
There be substituted for all purposes of this case, in place of references to the
Claimant, and whether orally or in writing, references to the letters “SXT”.
There be substituted for all purposes of this case, in place of references to the
Claimant’s Litigation Friend, and whether orally or in writing, references to the
letters “TXT”.
To the extent necessary to protect the Claimant’s identity, any other references,
whether to persons or places or otherwise, be adjusted appropriately, with
permission to the parties to apply in default of agreement as to the manner of
such adjustments.
So far as the Claim Form, or any judgment or order, or any other document to which
anyone might have access pursuant to CPR Rule 5.4A-D at anytime does not
comply with the above, the Claimant’s solicitor has leave to file with the court
copies of such document adjusted so as to comply therein. Such copies are to
be treated for all purposes as being in substitution for the relevant originals; and
the originals are then to be retained by the court in a sealed envelope marked:
“not to be opened without the permission of a Judge or Master of the Queen’s
Bench Division”.
A non-party may not obtain any copy statement of case or other document from the
court file unless it has been edited (anonymised) in accordance with this
direction.
Reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to
the subsequent identification of the parties.
The Claimant has permission to issue the claim form giving the address of her
solicitors in place of her residential address. A copy of the Claim Form with the
Claimant’s full name and address is to be placed on file in a sealed envelope
marked: “not to be opened without the permission of a Judge or Master of the
Queen’s Bench Division “.
Any party affected by this order may apply on notice without restriction of time for an
order varying or setting aside this order.
Costs in the case.

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