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MR JUSTICE LEWIS
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Mr J Eadie QC and Miss J Morrison (instructed by Government Legal Department) appeared on behalf of the Defendant
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"The Claimants seek an anonymity order on the basis of the real risk to personal safety experienced by the claimant in the Supreme Court Article 50 litigation."
There was no witness statement in support of the application at that stage.
"The personal data, comprising the addresses of the Claimants and the identity of any children of the Claimants, shall not be disclosed without the permission of the court."
No reason was given for the refusal to grant anonymity to these four Claimants.
"An order compelling the Defendant to redact the names of these Claimants from all documents issued by them and all documents provided to parties outside these proceedings."
"And upon the court expressing its grave concern on receiving reports that parties and prospective parties to these proceedings and their legal representatives have been the subject of abusive conduct by a minority of the members of the public which may be criminal and/or in contempt of court and indicating that the court will be prepared to deal with such conduct severely if it interferes with the bringing or conduct of this litigation."
We were not shown the evidence on the basis of which the order was made.