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Commercial Court reviews law on anonymity orders


In the LIBOR test case proceeding in the Commercial Court between Graiseley Properties and Others v Barclays Bank PLC, 104 employees and ex-employees of the Bank intervened to apply for anonymity orders, alleging potential prejudice and unfairness if they were to be identified in these civil proceedings. The Claimants resisted the application, along with a number of media organisations, which themselves intervened to oppose such application on the basis of the fundamental importance of the "open justice" principle.

In his judgment, Flaux J reviewed the jurisprudence relating to applications for anonymity and confidentially in court proceedings before going on to dismiss the application.

The judgment is here.

Tim Lord QC appeared for the Claimants, instructed by Cooke, Young & Keidan.