Claim number: CO/1523/2023
In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division
27 April 2023
The Honourable Mrs Justice Thornton
The King on the application of
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant
ORDER by the Honourable Mrs Justice Thornton
- The Claimant be granted, pursuant to CPR r39.2(4), anonymity in the terms specified in the Schedule hereto. The Claimant shall hereafter be referred to as ‘AA’.
- The application for interim relief is listed for hearing on 10th May 2023, with a time estimate of 1.5 hours.
- The Defendant is to serve a response to the application for interim relief by 4pm on 5th May 2023.
- Liberty to apply to the Court to vary or discharge the term(s) of this order, on reasonable notice.
The Claimant was recognised as a potential victim of trafficking by way of a positive Reasonable Grounds decision dated 23 February 2023. The grounds for the application explain that by statutory guidance issued under Section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act, all potential victims are entitled to recovery needs support, including financial support, irrespective of receipt of other asylum support. No financial support or an assessment of other necessary support has been provided/made. The Claimant has been diagnosed with PTSD, severe depression and severe anxiety. Pre-action correspondence has been sent on behalf of the Claimant but no response has been received. The Defendant has been served with this application.