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

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: AC-2024-LON-001880

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

11 June 2024


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, anonymity, interim relief and directions

Following consideration of the documents lodged by the claimant

ORDER by the Hon. Mr Justice Chamberlain:

1. Anonymity:
a. Pursuant to the court’s inherent jurisdiction, CPR 39.2(4) and s. 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998:
i. the claimant’s name is to be withheld from the public and must not be disclosed in any proceedings in public; and
ii. 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, the letters “MGY”.
b. 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.
c. Pursuant to CPR 5.4C(4):
i. the parties must, when filing any statement of case, also file a redacted copy of that statement of case, omitting the name, address and any other information which could lead to the identification of the claimant; and
ii. unless the Court grants permission under CPR 5.4C(6), no non-party many obtain a copy of any unredacted statement of case.
d. Any person wishing to vary or discharge this Order must make an application to the Court, served on each party.

2. The defendant may respond to the application for interim relief in writing by 4pm on Friday 14 June 2024.

3. The papers (including any response under paragraph 2) are to be referred to a judge or deputy judge for a decision on interim relief on Monday 17 June 2024.


The matters set out in the Statement of Facts and Grounds and in the application for interim relief call for an answer. The timetable proposed by the claimant is too compressed to allow the defendant a proper opportunity to provide that answer. The timetable set out in this Order will allow for the fair and reasonably expeditious determination of the application for interim relief.