Consolidated Contractors International Co SAL (2) Consolidated Contractors (Oil and Gas) Co SAL v Munib Masri  EWCA Civ 21 (Sir Anthony May (President QB), Smith LJ, Aikens LJ) 21/1/2011
The Civil Procedure Rules (PD 32 para 4.2) require affidavit evidence to indicate the source for any matters of information or belief if that source was a person, the deponent must identify that person by name unless there are exceptional circumstances
This is so that there can be proper investigation of the facts in a case where a Defendant faces losing liberty.
There may well be situations in Anti Social Behaviour commital applications where witnesses will not wish to be identified; whether their fear of recrimination justifies their claiming anonymity will be decided on a case by case basis.
The case confirming this point is not a Housing case; the original judgment can be found here:Back to Blog