*SWS v Department for Work and Pensions

Privacy – Anonymity in court proceedings. The applicant had failed to establish that justice demanded that he be allowed to make a statement in open court (SIOC) about his settled privacy claim against the defendant DWP, containing all the intimate detail that featured in an agreed draft, whilst derogating from open justice by allowing that to be done anonymously. The Queen's Bench Division held that a SIOC which named the applicant and explained the facts, without going into detail, was one that was fair and proportionate.

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