BE -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department (anonymity order)

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: CO/1729/2023

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

15 May 2023


Mr Justice Lane


The King on the application of


Secretary of State for the Home Department


On the claimant’s application for urgent relief
NOTIFICATION of the Judge’s decision
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the claimant and the letter dated 12 May 2023 from the defendant
Order by Mr Justice Lane

  1. The claimant’s application for an anonymity order is granted under CPR 39.2(4) and/or the general case management powers in CPR 3.1(2). The claimant in this action shall have anonymity until further order. No report or publication of these proceedings shall directly or indirectly identify the claimant or any member of his family. Pursuant to CPR 5.4(c), a person not a party to the proceedings may obtain a copy of the statement of case, judgment or order of the court records, only if the statement of case, judgment or order from the court has been anonymised. In the case title, the claimant’s name shall be replaced by the initials ‘BE’. Failure to comply with this direction could lead to contempt of court proceedings.
  2. Any acknowledgment of service and summary grounds of defence shall be filed and served not later than 4pm on 26 May 2023.
  3. Costs reserved.


  1. As an asylum seeker, the claimant is entitled to anonymity at this stage.
  2. Since the defendant has indicated that she would have been in a position to provide a PAP response by 26 May 2023, that seems to me to be the appropriate deadline for any AoS/SGD. It is only one day later than the deadline sought by the claimant.