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

Administrative CourtQueen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Case No: CO/1611/2022

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

6 May 2022


The Honourable Mr Justice Chamberlain


The Queen on the application of HMA


Secretary of State for the Home Department

On the Claimant’s application for urgent consideration
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant

ORDER by the Honourable Mr Justice Chamberlain
1. Pursuant to CPR 39.2(4), the Claimant shall be referred to in these proceedings as “HMA”. No-one may in any report of these proceedings disclose information like to identify the Claimant or her child.
2. The Defendant may respond to the application for interim relief by 4pm on 13 May 2022.
3. The Claimant may reply in writing by 4pm on 17 May 2022.
4. The papers are to be referred to a judge or deputy judge of the Administrative Court on the papers for a decision on the application for interim relief immediately thereafter.


The subject matter of this claim demands an urgent response. The claimant’s solicitors sent a letter before claim on 13 April 2022. There has been no substantive response. The directions sought properly allow a reasonable time for the defendant to respond. It is appropriate for the application for interim relief to be considered on the papers.