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

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Case number: AC-2024-LON-000819

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

11 March 2024


The Honourable Mr Justice Sweeting


The King on the application of


Secretary of State for the Home Department


On the claimant’s application for urgent relief, anonymity and directions

Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant

ORDER by the Honourable Mr Justice Sweeting

1. Time for the Defendant to file an acknowledgement of service and response to the application for interim relief is abridged to 4pm on Wednesday 13 March 2024.

2. The papers are to be referred to a judge or deputy judge immediately thereafter, and in any event on or prior to 15 March 2024, for a decision on permission, interim relief and/or directions.

3. On the application for anonymity made in section 9 of the claim form:
i. 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 “SSX”
ii. Pursuant to s. 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, there must be no publication of the identity of the claimant or her family or of any matter likely to lead to the identification of the claimant or her family in any report of, or otherwise in connection with, these proceedings.
iii. Pursuant to CPR 5.4C(4), 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 or her family.
iv. Unless the court grants permission under CPR 5.4C(6), no non-party may obtain an unredacted copy of any statement of case.
v. Any person wishing to apply to vary or discharge any part of this paragraph must make an application to the Court, served on each party.


1. Anonymity is justified because the claimant is a Rohingya asylum seeker with two vulnerable children. Her asylum claim is unresolved.

2. The claimant and her family are subject to a dispersal order which is to take effect on the 15th of March notwithstanding that she is heavily pregnant and that her maternity care and delivery arrangements are with her nearest local hospital. The defendant has been aware of the likelihood that this application would be made and the circumstances justify an abridgement of time.