AA and others -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department (anonymity order)

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim numbers: CO/1843/2023 CO/1951/2023

In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division
Administrative Court

12 June 2023


Dexter Dias KC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge


The King on the application of
AA and 15 others
(see Confidential Schedule of claimants – anonymity orders granted for all)


Secretary of State for the Home Department


On an application by the claimants for expedition and anonymity orders
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the claimants and the defendant’s email in response dated 9 June 2023.

ORDER by Dexter Dias KC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge

UPON considering the Claimants’ application for expedition

AND UPON considering the Claimants’ application for anonymity pursuant to Rule 5.4A-
5.4D and CPR 39.2(4)

AND UPON the defendant not objecting to common case management.

AND UPON the defendant not objecting to a measure of expedition, with an extension of time in 1843 and an abridgment of time in 1951.


  1. For the purposes of immediate case management, these two claims shall be managed together.
  2. These claims are fit for a measure of expedition: thus the acknowledgement of service in each claim to be filed by 4pm, 21 June 2023.
  3. Permission shall be determined on the papers by the first available judge of the High Court after 22 June 2023.
  4. The claimant’s application for anonymity in each case is granted pursuant to CPR Rule 5.4A-5.4D and Rule 39.2(4), with effect from the date of this order and until further order.
  5. There shall be substituted for all purposes of this case in place of references to the names of the claimants the letters set out in the Confidential Schedule to this order.
  6. The Confidential Schedule not to be disclosed to any person unconnected to these proceedings without leave of the court.
  7. There shall be no publication of any name, address, picture or other information likely to lead to the identification of the claimant as being the claimant in these proceedings.
  8. For the purposes of this order, “publication” means communication to the public or any section of the public. It includes publication in a newspaper or broadcast, or on the internet, by any person.
  9. The defendant, and any party served with or given notice of the anonymity order, has permission to apply to discharge or vary the order. Any application for that purpose must be made in writing, on notice to all parties.
  10. Any application for permission to inspect or obtain a non-anonymised version of a document must be made on notice to the claimants and in accordance with CPR r.5.4C(6).