The claimant complained that the defendant was publishing material relating to an historic conviction which was now spent. He had applied for anonymity, and had been granted it temporarily, but had since failed to comply with an order requiring him to identify himself to the court and to the defendant. He applied from relief from sanctions in respect of that failure, namely the striking out of his claim.
Held: Refused. The application was in substance, an improper attempt to circumvent his failed appeal against the Order of Mr Justice Nicklin: ‘This is a paradigmatic example of the conduct of a litigant which has prevented the court and the parties from conducting the litigation efficiently and at proportionate cost. The Claimant has shown no respect for the Orders of this Court.’
 EWHC 3020 (QB)
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
England and Wales
Updated: 19 March 2021; Ref: scu.645952