Birmingham Post and Mail Ltd v Birmingham City Council: QBD 12 Nov 1993

The name of a person with a notifiable disease could be withheld pending an appeal, but any anonymity given by court to party must end when it would not be needed for the purposes of justice. The power to make an order under s.11 must be exercised carefully and cannot be used simply to protect privacy or avoid embarrassment An open ended order was inappropriate.


Times 25-Nov-1993, Independent 25-Nov-1993


Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 37, Contempt of Court Act 1981 11

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CitedAllen v The Grimsby Telegraph and Another QBD 2-Mar-2011
The claimant sought to prevent publication of his name in the context of the making of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO). He had been convicted of offences against sex workers. An order had been made preventing disclosure of his address, but . .
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Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.78418