Claim number: AC-2023-LON-003131
In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division
24 October 2023
The Honourable Mr Justice Julian Knowles
The King on the application of
Secretary of State for the Home Department
On an application by the Claimant for directions for an interim relief hearing and for anonymity
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant
ORDER by the Honourable Mr Justice Julian Knowles
- The identity of the Claimant as a party to these proceedings is confidential and shall not be published. He shall be referred to as ‘NVC’.
- Pursuant to CPR Rule 39.2(4), there shall not be disclosed in any report of these proceedings or other publication the name or address of NVC, or of any details could lead to NVC’s identification
- Pursuant to CPR r 5.4C and 5.4D:
a. a person who is not a party to the proceedings may not obtain a copy of a statement of case, judgment or order from the Court records unless the said document is anonymised in accordance with this Order.
b. If a person who is not a party to the proceedings applies (pursuant to CPR r 5.4C(1B) or (2)) for permission to inspect or obtain a copy of any other document or communication, such application shall be on at least seven days’ notice to the Claimant’s solicitor, trustee or deputy.
c. The Court file shall be marked with the words ‘An anonymity order was made in this case on 24 October 2023 and any application by a non-party to inspect or obtain a copy document from this file must be dealt with in accordance with the terms of that Order.’
- Any interested party, whether or not a party to the proceedings, may apply to the Court to vary or discharge this Order, provided that any such application is made on seven days’ notice to the Claimant’s solicitor.
- The Claimant’s application for interim relief shall be listed for a hearing on notice to the Defendant on the first available date after 1 November 2023, with a time estimate of two hours.
- The Defendant shall file and serve her response to the application for interim relief no later than 4pm, two working days before the hearing.
- Costs reserved.
- Liberty to apply.
- The Claimant’s status as an alleged victim of modern slavery and an asylum seeker mean that anonymity is appropriate.
- The Claimant seeks interim relief by way of release and other directions. The SSHD should be heard on the application and so I have ordered an oral hearing.