FZ -v- Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (anonymity order)

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Case Number: CO/2165/2022

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

12 October 2022

In the matter of an application for judicial review

His Honour Judge Keyser KC

The King
on the application of
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Notification of the Judge’s decision on the application for permission to apply for judicial review (CPR 54.11, 54.12)

Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant

ORDER by His Honour Judge Keyser K.C. sitting as a Judge of the High Court

  1. The identity of the Claimant in these proceedings shall not be otherwise disclosed, but he shall be referred to as FZ.
  2. The requirement for the Claimant, as a putative minor, to conduct these proceedings by a litigation friend is dispensed with.
  3. The application for permission to apply for judicial review is granted.
  4. The claim is transferred to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for directions and determination thereafter, with a request that the hearing of the claim be expedited.


The claim appears properly arguable and there ought to be an age assessment by the Upper Tribunal. Anonymity is justified by reason of the Claimant’s claimed age. However, in the circumstances it is just and reasonable to dispense with the need for a litigation friend. As this Order is being made nearly 4 months after the Claimant applied for expedition, it is hoped that the Upper Tribunal will be able to hear the claim reasonably quickly.