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

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionAnonymity Order

Claim number: AC-2023-LON-001655

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

5 September 2023


The Honourable Mr Justice Martin Spencer


The King on the application of


Secretary of State for the Home Department


On an application by the Claimant for permission to challenge the lawfulness of the Defendant’s Statutory Guidance relating to the application of the ‘Public Order Disqualification’ from various protections otherwise provided to victims of trafficking and to the lawfulness of the decision to disqualify the Claimant from those protections on public order grounds
AND UPON READING the claim form (N461) and the Claimant’s Grounds (including the Claimant’s application for anonymity)
AND UPON the Defendant agreeing to withdraw the public order disqualification decision dated 7 March 2023 as soon as this order is sealed;
AND UPON the Defendant agreeing that the Applicant may make further submissions in support of his contention that he should not be subject to a public order disqualification within 2 months from the sealing of this consent order;
AND UPON the Defendant agreeing to reconsider whether the Claimant should be subject to the public order disqualification provisions within 3 months from the date of receipt of the further submissions referred to above, absent special circumstances;
AND UPON consideration of the Claimant’s Article 8 right to respect for private and family life and the Article 10 right to freedom of expression
AND UPON IT APPEARING that non-disclosure of the identity of the Claimant is necessary in order to protect the interests of the Claimant
AND PURSUANT to rule 39.2(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules and Section II of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and rules 5.4C and 5.4D of the Civil Procedure Rules

ORDER by the Honourable Mr Justice Martin Spencer, by consent:

  1. The Claimant is to be referred to as ‘YZ’;
  2. The Claimant has leave to withdraw the above-numbered claim for judicial review;
  3. The Defendant to pay the Claimant’s reasonable costs to be assessed if not agreed; and
  4. There be a detailed assessment of the Claimant’s publicly funded costs.