09 FEB 2017

Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 49

Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 49

(Court of Appeal, Gloster, Lewison and King LJJ, 8 February 2017)

Publicity and reporting – Financial remedies – Anonymity – Court of Appeal

The application for anonymity in financial remedy proceedings was refused.

The husband and wife were engaged in long-running financial remedy proceedings after a consent order was made in 2005. There had been multiple applications to the court including the Court of Appeal.

At a 2011 hearing in the Court of Appeal an anonymity order was made preventing the naming of the parties. In subsequent appeal proceedings the names of the parties were disclosed and published in the media. The wife sought to continue the previous anonymity order or sought a fresh order to be made.

The application was refused. The Court of Appeal highlighted the key principles regarding anonymity including the principle that only exceptional circumstances could justify a departure from the normal rule of Court of Appeal proceedings being heard in public.


Case No: B6/2015/2451(B)

Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWCA Civ 49
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY COURT AT GUILDFORD
Her Honour Judge Raeside
MK03D00837

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL


Date: 08/02/2017

Before:


LADY JUSTICE GLOSTER
Vice President of the Court Of Appeal, Civil Division
LORD JUSTICE LEWISON
and
LADY JUSTICE KING


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Between:


Tina Norman
Appellant


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Robert Norman
Respondent


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Matthew Waszak Esq (instructed acting pro bono, instructed by the Bar Pro Bono Unit) for the Appellant
Michael Glaser Esq and Phillip Blatchly Esq (instructed by Bishop & Sewell LLP) for the Respondent
Adam Wolanski Esq (instructed directly) for the Times Newspapers Limited, Associated Newspapers Limited, Telegraph Newspapers Limited, News Group Newspapers Limited and Sky News




Hearing date: 19 January 2017


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Judgment

Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 49.rtf
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