Case No: CO/1887/2022
In the High Court of Justice
Queen’s Bench Division
31 May 2022
The Honourable Mr Justice Chamberlain
on the application of MT
Secretary of State for the Home Department
On the Claimant’s application for urgent consideration and directions
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant and the email from the defendant dated 31 May 2022
ORDER by the Honourable Mr Justice Chamberlain
1. Pursuant to CPR 39.2(4), the claimant is to be referred to in these proceedings as “MT”. Any report of these proceedings must not include the names, address or other information likely to identify the claimant or her children.
2. Pursuant to CPR 5.4C(4)(c), a person who is not a party to these proceedings may not obtain a copy of a statement of case, judgment or order unless it has been edited so as to remove information likely to identify the claimant or her children.
3. Time for the defendant to file and serve an Acknowledgement of Service is abridged to 4pm on 10 June 2022.
4. As soon as possible thereafter, the papers are to be referred to a High Court Judge or Deputy High Court Judge for a decision on permission and interim relief.
A relocation request was made as long ago as 17 November 2021. The defendant’s accommodation provider accepted on 10 February 2022 that the accommodation is overcrowded. Nothing has been done since then and the defendant has not explained why. The claimant’s materials suggest that the current conditions are having an adverse effect on the health of a young child. The defendant’s email of 31 May 2022 offers some hope but no guarantee that the position may be ameliorated soon. The defendant would be well advised to ensure that the judge considering permission and interim relief has detailed and specific evidence of the steps that have been taken to date to secure suitable accommodation for this family.