AA -v- NHS England (order)

Administrative CourtCivilHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionTransmission Direction Order

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

24 November 2022


The Hon. Mr Justice Chamberlain

The King on the application of
(1) AA (a child, acting by her father and litigation friend SW)
(2) AK (a child, acting by her mother and litigation friend CK)
(3) Alexander Harvey
(4) Eva Echo
(5) Gendered Intelligence
(6) Good Law Project Limited –  Claimants
National Health Service Commissioning Board (operating under the name of NHS England) – Defendant
(1) Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
(2) University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
(3) Leeds a Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
(4) Devon Partnership NHS Trust Interested Parties


UPON the substantive hearing of this claim having been listed to be heard by Mr Justice Chamberlain beginning on Tuesday 29 November 2022

AND of the Court’s own motion

IT IS ORDERED as follows:

1. Any request for a direction under section 85A(3)(b) of the Courts Act 2003 (‘a transmission direction request’) by any person not taking part in the proceedings (‘an applicant’) for permission to watch or listen to the proceedings remotely must be made by 29m on Monday 28 November 2022.

2. Any transmission direction request should be sent by email to Christine.Sorrell@justice.gov.uk and must include the following:

a. The full name of the applicant;
b. The email address of the applicant;
c. Information as to whether the applicant would be located within the jurisdiction of England and Wales at all times when attending the proceedings remotely (if a transmission direction were to be made); and, if not, details of the applicant’s location;
d. Any information the applicant wishes to provide in support of the request, including in particular any reason(s) why it is contended that making such a direction would be in the interests of justice; and
e. A statement by the applicant in the following terms: “If permitted to attend the hearing remotely, I understand that I must not record or transmit what I see and hear. I understand that it is an offence and may be a contempt of court to do so, and that I may be punished if I were to do so.”

3. Unless exceptionally the Court otherwise directs, a transmission direction request made otherwise than in accordance with this Order will not be granted.


24 November 2022

This order is made to ensure that any transmission direction requests are made in a timely manner to enable them to be considered and determined prior to the trial, and to ensure that any such requests are accompanied by the necessary information.