JB -v- Secretary of State for Education (application for judicial review)

Administrative CourtHigh CourtQueen's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Case No: CO/749/2022

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

1 July 2022

The Honourable Mr Justice Jay

The Queen on the application of JB (on the application of JB by his mother and litigation friend GD)
Secretary of State for Education
The London Borough of Hackney (interested party)

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 and the Acknowledgement of Service filed by the Defendant

Order by the Honourable Mr Justice Jay

1. The application for permission to apply for judicial review is refused.
2. Anonymity granted pursuant to CPR r. 39.2. The Claimant must be referred to solely as JB and his litigation friend as GD. Nothing may be published which may lead to his identity being revealed.
3. GD is appointed as the litigation friend of JB.
4. No order as to costs.


The advisory note, before it was superseded, contained an arguable legal flaw. That note has now been replaced by advice which is lawful: see the revised note dated 11th March 2022. The Claimant appears to accept that this disposes of Ground A, but in my view it also disposes of Ground B.
In the circumstances, I have decided to make no order as to costs.