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

Case No: CO/954/2022

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

16 May 2022

Before:

Richard Clayton QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge

Between:

The Queen
on the application of SD

-v-

Secretary of State for the Home Department


On an application by the Claimant for an anonymity order and expedition for the consideration of permission
Following consideration of the documents lodged by [the Claimant and the Defendant]

ORDER by Richard Clayton QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge

1. Pursuant to CPR 39.2(4) the identify of the Claimant shall not be disclosed to any person who is not a party to these proceedings without the Court’s permission. The Claimant shall be referred to as “SD” in the title of these proceedings. Nothing shall be published which shall reveal the name and address of the Claimant and her children of any details which are liable to lead to their identification. This restriction will continue until further order but may be reviewed by the Court on any application by any person who wishes to set aside or vary the application for anonymity upon giving 7 days written notice and stating reasons for support.
2. The proceedings having been served on the Defendant on 17 March 2022, the Defendant having applied on 7 April 2022 for an extension of time of 14 days to file its Acknowledgement of Service which was agreed in a Consent Order dated 7 April 2022, a further application for an extension of time to file its Acknowledgement of Service made on 21 April 2022 for 14 days and no Acknowledgment of Service having been lodged, it is ordered that time for the Acknowledgment of Service be extended for a further 7 days upon service of this Order and that the papers be placed before a Judge as soon as practicable thereafter to consider whether permission and/or an injunction should be granted
3. Costs reserved

Reasons

1. The Claimant is an Afghan national who challenges by judicial review the Defendant’s failure to provide suitable accommodation for her family. The failure has serious adverse impact on the family. The Defendant, having been served on 17 March 2022 has failed to file an Acknowledgment of Service despite two applications to extend time. The Claimant appears to have a strong claim which the Defendant has yet to address.

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