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Court of Appeal lifts anonymity order in clinical negligence case

Khan v Meadows [2019] EWCA Civ 152

Related Member(s):
Guy Vassall-Adams QC, Aidan Wills
Related Practice Area(s):
Media and Information Law
Court:

The Court of Appeal has handed down a non-anonymised judgment (and lifted reported restrictions) in the case of Khan v Meadows [2019] EWCA Civ 152, a “wrongful birth” clinical negligence case. Unusually, in November 2018 the Court handed down an anonymised version of the judgment, and imposed restrictions on reporting the identity of the claimant or her child, despite the judgment at first instance not having been anonymised and notwithstanding the fact that both the trial and the hearing before the Court of Appeal took place in open court without any restrictions on open justice. Following an application by the Press Association, the anonymity order was lifted by consent.

Guy Vassall-Adams QC and Aidan Wills were involved in this case.