MD -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department (urgent interim relief and anonymity order)

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim Number: AC-2024-LON-000125

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

22 January 2024

The Honourable Mr Justice Murray

Secretary of State for the Home Department


On an application by the Claimant for urgent interim relief and for anonymity

Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant and the Defendant

Order by the Honourable Mr Justice Murray

1.  Pursuant to CPR r 39.2(4), the Claimant’s identity shall not be disclosed in these proceedings. The Claimant shall be referred to as “MD” in these proceedings.

2. The Claimant’s application for urgent interim relief is refused.

3. Costs reserved.


1.  The anonymity order is made on the basis that it is necessary in order to protect the Article 8 ECHR rights of the Claimant in light of his personal history as a victim of trafficking, and related matters, as set out in the Detailed Statement of Facts and Grounds.

2. Although there is a serious issue to be tried, I am satisfied that currently the balance of convenience falls on the side of refusing the grant of the mandatory injunction sought by the Claimant in light of the Defendant’s on-going efforts to secure suitable bail accommodation for the Claimant, as set out in some detail in the letter dated 18 January 2024 sent by the Government Legal Department to the Court, with a copy to the Claimant’s solicitors.