TJM -v- Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (anonymity order)
Media and Communications ListQueen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order
Claim No: QB-2021-003225
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS LIST
Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police
UPON READING an application notice by the Claimant dated 29 April 2022
AND UPON READING the witness statement of the Claimant’s solicitor
AND UPON the Defendant having stating that the application is agreed
AND UPON consideration of section 12 of the Human Rights Act 1998, the Article 8 right to
respect for private and family life, and the Article 10 right to freedom of expression
AND UPON the Court being satisfied pursuant to CPR 39.2(4) that an Order in the terms
below is necessary to secure the proper administration of justice and to protect the interests
of the Claimant and the Claimant’s Child and there being no sufficient countervailing public
interest in its disclosure
AND PURSUANT to rules 16.2 and 39.2(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules
IT IS ORDERED THAT
1. The identity of the Claimant and his child, the Child, be not disclosed.
2. Pursuant to CPR Rule 39.2(4), there shall not be disclosed in any report of these
proceedings or other publication the name or address of the Claimant or the Child, or
any other immediate family members and details that could lead to the identification
of the Claimant and/or the Child.
3. In any judgment or report of proceedings, or any other publication relating to the
claim, the Claimant shall be referred to only as TJM and the Child shall be referred to
only as his/the Child.
4. The claim form and such statements of case or other document disclosing the
Claimant’s name or address already filed in the proceedings be replaced by a
document describing such name or address in anonymised form as above, and the
original of any such document be sealed and marked not to be disclosed without the
permission of a Master or High Court judge.
5. The confidential schedule to the Particulars of Claim be marked not to be disclosed
without the permission of a Master or High Court judge.
6. The Claimant shall be described in all further statements of case and other
documents to be filed or served in the proceedings in anonymised form as above.
7. The address of the Claimant shall 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
8. 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 the
Court. Any application for such permission must be made on notice to the Claimant,
and the Court will effect service. The file is to be retained by the Court and marked
9. The Claimant shall file an anonymised version of this order (omitting the name of the
Claimant and the Child) and serve the same on the Defendant.
10. The Defendant may apply under rule 23.10 to have this Order set aside or varied.
11. Any non-party affected by this Order may apply on 7 days notice to all parties to have
this Order set aside or varied
12. 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 the anonymised version
of this Order shall be published on the Judicial Website of the High Court of Justice.
For that purpose, a court officer will send a copy of the Order by email to the Judicial
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
13. The cost of obtaining this Order shall be costs in the case.
Dated: 6th June 2022