Case number: CO/1372/2023
In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division
10 October 2023
The Honourable Mr Justice Bright
The King on the application of
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Notification of the Judge’s decision on the application for permission to apply for judicial review (CPR 54.11, 54.12)
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant and the Acknowledgement of Service and Summary Grounds filed by the Defendant
ORDER by the Honourable Mr Justice Bright
- Until further order, the proceedings shall be anonymised in accordance with the following directions, pursuant to CPR 36.2(4) and 5.4C(4):
a. In any report of these proceedings, there shall be no publication of the name and address of the Claimant, nor any other particulars likely to lead to his identification. In the proceedings, the Claimant shall be anonymised and referred to as “AAM”.
b. Within 14 days from the date of this order, the Claimant’s solicitors shall file with the Court copies of case documents which have been anonymised and/or redacted to protect the identity of the Claimant, in accordance with paragraph 1.a above.
c. A non-party may not inspect or obtain any document from the court file which has not been anonymised and/or redacted to protect the identity of the Claimant, in accordance with paragraph 1.b above.
- The application for permission to apply for judicial review is granted.
- The application is to be listed for 1 day; the parties to provide a written time estimate within 7 days of service of this order if they disagree with this direction.
- The Claimant has raised arguable grounds which merit consideration at a full hearing.
- I have granted an anonymity order as, if the claim succeeds, this will be on the basis that the Claimant is an asylum-seeker and a victim of human trafficking.
Case Management Directions
- The Defendant and any other person served with the Claim Form who wishes to contest the claim or support it on additional grounds shall, within 35 days of the date of service of this Order, file and serve (a) Detailed Grounds for contesting the claim or supporting it on additional grounds, and (b) any written evidence that is to be relied on. For the avoidance of doubt, the Defendant may comply with (a) above by filing and serving a document which states that its Summary Grounds shall stand as the Detailed Grounds required by CPR 54.14.
- Any application by the Claimant to serve evidence in reply shall be filed and served within 21 days of the date on which the Defendant serves evidence pursuant to 1(b) above.
- The parties shall agree the contents of the hearing bundle and must file it with the Court not less than 4 weeks before the date of the hearing of the judicial review. An electronic version of the bundle shall be prepared and lodged in accordance with the Guidance on the Administrative Court website. The parties shall, if requested by the Court lodge 2 hard-copy versions of the hearing bundle.
- The Claimant must file and serve a Skeleton Argument not less than 21 days before the date of the hearing of the judicial review.
- The Defendant and any Interested Party must file and serve a Skeleton Argument not less than 14 days before the date of the hearing of the judicial review.
- The parties shall agree the contents of a bundle containing the authorities to be referred to at the hearing. An electronic version of the bundle shall be prepared in accordance with the Guidance on the Administrative Court website. The parties shall if requested by the Court, prepare a hard-copy version of the authorities bundle. The electronic version of the bundle and if requested, the hard copy version of the bundle, shall be lodged with the Court not less than 3 days before the date of the hearing of the judicial review.