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Re Al M (reporting restrictions order) [2020] EWHC 702 (Fam)

Apr 28, 2020, 11:36 AM
Reporting – Witness anonymity – Child welfare
The Family Division allowed the witness’ application for a reporting restrictions order to protect her identity.
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(Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane P, 24 March 2020)

Reporting – Witness anonymity – Child welfare

The Family Division allowed the witness’ application for a reporting restrictions order to protect her identity.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWHC 702 (Fam)

Case No: FD19P00246, FD19P00380, FD19F05020, FD19F00064



Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 24/03/2020

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Re Al M (Reporting Restrictions Order)

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Ms Christina Michalos QC (instructed by DAC Beachcroft Solicitors) for the Applicant
Ms Sarah Palin (instructed by Associated Newspapers Ltd, British Broadcasting Corporation, The Financial Times Ltd, Guardian News & Media Ltd, Telegraph Media Group Ltd, Sky PLC, Thomson Reuters, Times Newspapers Limited and the Press Association) for the Respondent Media Group

Hearing date: 21st February 2020

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Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.



This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

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