XX -v- A Bank (anonymity order)

King's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim No. QB-2021-004526

In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division

17 December 2021

 

Before:

Master Cook

Between:

XX

-v-

A Bank


ORDER

UPON the application of XX dated 9 December 2021
AND UPON hearing Mr Turner of counsel for the Claimant
AND UPON reading the acknowledgment of service filed by the Defendant
AND UPON IT APPEARING that non-disclosure of the identity of the parties is necessary to secure the proper administration of justice.
AND PURSUANT to rule 39.2(3) and (4) of the CPR and section II of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C and 5.4D of the CPR.
IT IS ORDERED that:
1. The hearing of the application be heard in private
2. Until 22 February 2022:
2.1 Pursuant to CPR 39.2(4) the identity of the parties and witnesses shall not be disclosed because such non-disclosure is necessary to secure the proper administration of justice and in order to protect the interests of that party or witness, and that the Claimant be referred to as XX and the Defendant be referred to as A Bank (or in other anonymised form as ordered).
2.2 That in so far as necessary, any statement of case or other document disclosing the parties names, or those of their employees, already filed in the proceedings be replaced by a document describing such name or address in anonymised form as above.
2.3 That the original of any such document disclosing the name or address of the parties is to be placed on the Court file not to be viewed without the permission of a Judge or Master the Queen’s Bench Division”.
2.4 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 Judge or Master. Any application for such permission must be made on notice to the
Claimant, and the Court will effect service. The file is to marked “Anonymised”.
2.5 That reporting restrictions apply as to the disclosing of any information that may lead to the subsequent identification of the parties.
3. That the Defendant may apply under rule 23.10 to have this Order set aside or varied.
4. A copy of this order shall be published on the website of the Judiciary of England and Wales (www.judiciary.uk).
5. Any non-party affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied.