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

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: AC-2024-LON-001837

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

3 June 2024


Mr Justice Johnson


The King on the application of


Secretary of State for the Home Department


On an application by the claimant for anonymity, expedition and directions

Following consideration of the documents lodged by the claimant

ORDER by Mr Justice Johnson

1. The Claimant shall hereinafter be referred to in these proceedings as GJX. Pursuant to CPR rule 39.2(4) there shall not be disclosed in any report of the proceedings the name or address of the claimant or any details leading to the identification of the claimant and the claimant, if referred to, shall only be referred to as GJX. Pursuant to CPR rule 5.4C a person who is not a party to the proceedings may obtain a copy of a statement of case, judgment or order from the court records only if the statement of case, judgment or order has been anonymised such that: (a) the claimant is referred to in those documents only as GJX; and (b) that any reference to the names of the claimant be deleted from those documents.

2. The time for the defendant to file an acknowledgement of service and summary grounds is abridged and will expire at 4pm on 14 June 2024.

3. The defendant shall, by 4pm on 14 June 2024 (whether as part of the summary grounds or otherwise) file written submissions in response to the application for interim relief.

4. The papers shall be placed before a judge (to consider the application for permission to claim judicial review, and the application for interim relief) on, or as soon as is practicable after the earliest of the following dates: (a) 17 June 2024, or (b) the date when the defendant complies with paragraphs 2 and 3 above.

5. Any person affected by this Order may apply on notice to all parties to have this Order set aside or varied.

6. Costs reserved.


A. For the reasons given by the claimant at paragraph 4 of his submissions in support of a grant of interim relief, I am satisfied that non-disclosure of the identity of the claimant is necessary in order to protect the interests of the claimant, pursuant to rule 39.2(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules.

B. The claimant is vulnerable and there is a degree of urgency. It merits an order for expedition, abridging the defendant’s time to respond. I do not, however, consider that the claim is so urgent as to justify the degree of expedition sought. Nor do I consider it necessary to list a hearing. I note that the pre-action response was received on 16 May and that the claim form was issued on 30 May – a period of 2 weeks. I do not see any reason why the defendant should not have the same period of time to respond to the claim.

C. The application for interim relief can be considered by the permission judge at the same time as the application for permission to claim judicial review.