AB -v- Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council (anonymity order)

Administrative CourtQueen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Reference: CO/2361/2022

In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division
Administrative Court
In the matter of an application for judicial review

Date: 13/07/2022

His Honour Judge Lambert

THE QUEEN on the application of
AB (by a litigation friend CD)

On an application by the Claimant for, anonymity, expedition and permission to apply for judicial review
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant

This ORDER by His Honour Judge Lambert sitting as a judge of the High Court.

1.Pursuant to CPR r. 39.2(4) the Claimant is granted anonymity. The identity of the Claimant shall not be disclosed directly or indirectly and this application shall be known and listed only as ‘AB (by a litigation friend CD) v Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole Council.’.
i. A non-party may not inspect or obtain a copy of any document from the Court file without the permission of an officer of the Administrative Court. Any application for such permission must be made on notice to the Claimant.
ii. A non-party may not obtain any application notice or grounds or any document from the Court file unless it has been anonymised in accordance with this direction and there has been redacted any information which might identify the Claimant.
iii. There shall be no publication or disclosure by any person of any name, address or information tending to identify the Claimant or any family member.
iv. There shall be liberty to apply to vary the terms of this part of the order.
2.This matter is certified as suitable for expedition and as urgent vacation business.
3. The Defendant is to file and serve acknowledgement of service and summary
grounds of defence within 21 days after service of the Claim Form.
4. To be listed as a rolled-up hearing for the first available date after 25 July 2022 and no later than 19 August 2022, with a time estimate of four hours.
5. Costs reserved.
6. Liberty to either party to apply to vary or discharge this order on 48 hours notice to the other party.


I understand the urgent nature of your application and the need to have the matter resolved before the school term starts. I had to allow a little longer for the hearing than perhaps you would like. I have tried to reflect the reality the very difficult situation in listing these applications. Hopefully the matter can be determined in the early part of the window I specified. Without expressing any view of the application, I would ask you not to raise your hopes, the local authority can sometimes face an impossible situation. That, of course, remains to be determined in your case.
Signed PJL Lambert (Julian Lambert) sitting as a judge of the High Court 13.07.22