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

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: AC-2023-LON-003787

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

24 June 2024


The Honourable Mrs Justice Lang DBE


The King on the application of


Secretary of State for the Home Department
(HO Ref: N3006458)


On the Claimant’s application for an anonymity order;

Following consideration of the documents lodged by the parties;

Order by the Honourable Mrs Justice Lang DBE

1. Pursuant to CPR r.39.2, 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 “DVL”.

2. Non-parties may not obtain any documents from the court file which have not been anonymised and/or redacted to protect the identity of the Claimant, in accordance with paragraph 1 above.

3. Costs in the case.


    1. I have granted an anonymity order. The Claimant is an asylum seeker who claims to be at risk. He is a vulnerable individual with a complex history of severe physical and mental health issues. In the circumstances, a departure from the general principle of open justice is justified.

    2. The claim has now been settled by consent.

    Consent order

    UPON the claim for judicial review, issued by the Court on 19 December 2023

    AND UPON the Defendant having granted the Claimant support under s. 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (“the Act”)

    AND UPON the Defendant having arranged temporary accommodation for the Claimant under s. 98 of the Act in the interim

    AND UPON the parties agreeing therefore that the claim is academic, there being no further issue to be determined by the Court

    AND UPON the Claimant agreeing on that basis to withdraw the claim


    1. The claim is dismissed on withdrawal.

    2. The Defendant shall pay the Claimant’s reasonable costs, to be assessed on the standard basis if not agreed.

    3. The Claimant’s publicly funded costs shall be subject to detailed assessment in accordance with the Civil Legal Aid (Costs) Regulations 2013.