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

Administrative CourtHigh CourtQueen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Case No: CO/2939/2022

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

22 August 2022


The Honourable Mr Justice Wall


The Queen on the application of


Secretary of State for the Home Department

On an application by the Claimant for an anonymity order and an order for expedition
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant

ORDER by the Honourable Mr Justice Wall:

1. The Claimant’s application for an anonymity order is granted. 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 r5.4C(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 ‘BKR’.
2. The application for expedition is refused.
3. No order as to costs.


1. The Claimant is an asylum seeker and is living with his son. The publication of their details might endanger them. Therefore I have made an anonymity order which can be reviewed at any future hearing.
2. This is not a case in which I am prepared to order that proceedings be expedited. The Claimant is housed – even if the accommodation is arguably inadequate – and he and his son have lived there since September 2021. This application can properly be dealt with in the normal timescale and not in a way which displaces other cases from their place in the queue.