Straining the Alphabet Soup: Part 2, Drafting anonymity orders – Angus McCullough QC

8 05 2019

In Part 1 we looked at the circumstances in which a court may be prepared to grant anonymity in personal injury proceedings, and the applicable principles. In Part 2 I consider practical issues in the drafting of these orders, and problems encountered in this. Read the rest of this entry »





Straining the Alphabet Soup: Part 1, Anonymity orders in Personal Injury proceedings – Angus McCullough QC

7 05 2019

Amendments to CPR r.39.2; new Guidance issued by the Master of the Rolls; and a recent High Court decision refusing anonymity to a claimant prompt this review of anonymity orders in personal injury proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: JX MX v. Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust, Court of Appeal supports anonymity orders in personal injury approval hearings – David Hart QC

21 02 2015

baby-birth-injuryFor some years there has been debate between the judges about whether anonymity orders should be made when very seriously injured people’s claims are settled and the court is asked to approve the settlement.   Read the rest of this entry »





Case Preview: JXMX v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, Should vulnerable personal injury claimants be given anonymity?

2 12 2014

SilhouettesOn 4 December 2014 the Court of Appeal (Munby P, Lewison and King LJJ) will hear the appeal in the case of JXMX (A Child) v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust dealing with the question of whether anonymity orders should be made at approval hearings in personal injury cases brought by children or protected persons. Read the rest of this entry »