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

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Case number: CO/2619/2023

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

17 July 2023


The Hon. Mr Justice Chamberlain


The King on the application of


Secretary of State for the Home Department


On the claimant’s application for urgent consideration and directions for a hearing to consider interim relief
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the claimant
ORDER by the Hon. Mr Justice Chamberlain:

  1. To ensure anonymity for the time being:
    a. the claimant’s name is to be withheld from the public and must not to be disclosed in any proceedings in open court;
    b. there is to be substituted for all purposes in these proceedings in place of references to the claimant by name, and whether orally or in writing, references to the letters “IF”;
    c. pursuant to s.11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, there must be no publication of the identity of the claimant or of any matter likely to lead to the identification of the claimant in any report of, or otherwise in connection with, these proceedings.
  2. The Defendant may respond to the application for interim relief and may apply to vary or revoke paragraph 1 above by filing written evidence and submissions by 4pm on Thursday 27 July 2023.
  3. The claimant must file a skeleton argument of no more than 10 pages setting out the reasons why interim relief should be granted and any response to any submissions about paragraph 1 by 4pm on Monday 31 July 2023.
  4. A hearing is to be listed on Wednesday 2 August 2023 with a time estimate of 1 hour to consider:
    a. interim relief; and
    b. if an application has been made to vary or revoke paragraph 1 above, that application.
  5. Both parties have liberty to apply.


The claimant has been detained for a very considerable time. The application for interim relief will be most expeditiously and efficiently dealt with at a hearing, rather than by many rounds of written submissions.