SK -v- SSHD (anonymity order)

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: CO/2691/2023

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

19 July 2023


The Honourable Mr Justice Julian Knowles


The King on the application of




On an application by the Claimant for urgent consideration
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant
ORDER by the Honourable Mr Justice Julian Knowles

  1. The Claimant’s application for an anonymity order is granted under CPR r 39.2(4) and/or the general case management powers in CPR r. 3.1(2). The Claimant in this action shall have anonymity until further order. No report or publication of these proceedings shall directly or indirectly identify the Claimant. Pursuant to CPR r.5.4(c), a person not a party to the proceedings may obtain a copy of the statement of case, judgment or order of the court records, only if the statement of case, judgment or order from the court has been anonymised. In the case title, the Claimant’s name shall be replaced by the initials ‘SK’, and the Claimant’s wife’s name by the initials ‘MN’. Failure to comply with this direction could lead to contempt of Court proceedings.
  2. The Defendant shall file and serve any submissions in response to the Claimant’s application for urgent interim relief, and any evidence relied on in support of the Defendant’s position, within 10 days of the date of this Order.
  3. The papers are to be placed before a judge as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter having regard to the fact that the Claimant’s wife is due to give birth on 14 August 2023.
  4. This claim is suitable for vacation business.
  5. Liberty to apply.
  6. Costs reserved.


  1. The Claimant’s proposed timetable of a response within three days is wholly unrealistic. The Defendant has many demands on her resources. Ten days is realistic.