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Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010

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15Anonymity in legal proceedings

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(1)A party to any civil proceedings relating to an arbitration (other than proceedings under section 12) may apply to the court for an order prohibiting the disclosure of the identity of a party to the arbitration in any report of the proceedings.

(2)On such an application, the court must grant the order unless satisfied that disclosure—

(a)is required—

(i)for the proper performance of the discloser’s public functions, or

(ii)in order to enable any public body or office-holder to perform public functions properly,

(b)can reasonably be considered as being needed to protect a party’s lawful interests,

(c)would be in the public interest, or

(d)would be necessary in the interests of justice.

(3)The court’s determination of an application for an order is final.

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