Al Maktoum Judgments

As widely reported in the press, a series of judgments from the High Court and the Court of Appeal were published today in the proceedings between His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein concerning their two children. 

Charles Geekie QC, and Sharon Segal acted for Her Royal Highness, with assistance from Lucy Maxwell. They were instructed by Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO, Ben Parry-Smith, Nick Manners, Katie Parkes, Luke Scarratt and Oliver Goode of Payne Hicks Beach, with Dominic Crossley and Andrew Willan, also of Payne Hicks Beach, for privacy and media law issues.  

The full counsel team instructed by PHB for Her Royal Highness comprised:

Charles Geekie QC, Nicholas Cusworth QC, Sharon Segal, Nicholas Wilkinson and Lucy Maxwell (as family law counsel); and

Timothy Otty QC, Guglielmo Verdirame QC, Justin Rushbrooke QC, Adrian Waterman QC, Hodge Malek QC, Kate Parlett, Daniel Burgess, Gervase de Wilde and Kate Wilson (as additional specialist counsel).

Copies of the published judgments are available here

  1. The Foreign Act of State Judgment dated 29 October 2020 [2020] EWHC 2883 (Fam)
  2. The Non-Molestation Judgment dated 9 December 2020 [2021] EWHC 3305 (Fam) ;
  3. The Legal Services Order (LSO) Judgment dated 13 January 2021 [2021] EWHC 303 (Fam)  ;
  4. The Court of Appeal Foreign Act of State Judgment dated 8 February 2021 [2021] EWCA Civ 129
  5. The Case Management Judgment of the President dated 12 March 2021 [2021] EWHC 915 (Fam)
  6. The Immunities Judgment dated 19 March 2021 [2021] EWHC 660 (Fam) ;
  7. The Fact-Finding Judgment dated 5 May 2021 [2021] EWHC 1162 (Fam)  
  8. The Court of Appeal Immunities (permission to appeal) Judgment dated 9 June 2021 [2021] EWCA Civ 890
  9. The Lives With Judgment dated 10 June 2021 [2021] EWHC 1577 (Fam)
  10. The Court of Appeal Fact-Finding (permission to appeal) Judgment dated 15 June 2021 [2021] EWCA Civ 900 ; and
  11. The Court of Appeal Fact-Finding Judgment dated 5 August 2021 [2021] EWCA Civ 1216



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