DA -v- London Borough of Newham (anonymity order)

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: AC-2024-LON-001923

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

7 June 2024


The Honourable Mr Justice Sheldon


The King on the application of


London Borough of Newham


On an application by for interim relief

Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant

ORDER by the Honourable Mr Justice Sheldon

  1. The Defendant to provide a written response to the application for interim relief by 13 June 2024 at 1pm. This should include any submissions and evidence that the Defendant wishes to rely upon in response to the application for interim relief.
  2. The Claimant to provide any submissions and evidence in reply by 14 June 2024 at 4pm.
  3. A hearing for interim relief to be heard, time estimate of two hours (and suitable for a deputy judge), in the week commencing 17 June 2024.
  4. The Claimant shall be referred to as “DA” in these proceedings and the matter shall be listed as and known as “R (OAA DA) v London Borough of Newham”.
  5. The publication of any information likely to identify the Claimant is prohibited.
  6. Liberty to apply on 24 hours’ notice.


  1. The Claimant, an asylum seeker from Pakistan who has a range of disabilities and care needs, seeks interim relief: that he be provided with suitable accommodation within the area of the London Borough of Newham. The Claimant was previously accommodated there by the Secretary of State for the Home Department, has a support network in the vicinity, and was in receipt of a care plan and a package of support provided by the Defendant. The Claimant was moved by the Secretary of State to new accommodation on 21 May 2024. It is alleged that the accommodation that the Claimant has been provided with is not suitable to meet his needs.
  2. There is a degree of urgency to this matter, but not so urgent that it requires to be addressed by the Court next week: in particular, I note that the Claimant is now in receipt of care support.
  3. I consider that the Court would benefit from an oral hearing of the respective positions of the parties, and so have directed an interim hearing should be set up in the week commencing 17 July 2024.
  4. I have made an anonymity order on the basis that the Claimant is an asylum seeker, and the claim involves consideration of personal health matters. If the Defendant (or the media) objects, then this can be addressed at the interim hearing.