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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

09/03/2020

Guglielmo Verdirame QC and Kate Parlett represent HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein on highly complex immunities issues

As widely reported in the press, four judgments from the High Court and the Court of Appeal have now been published 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.

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein was represented by Baroness Shackleton, Ben Parry-Smith, Nick Manners and Katie Parkes of Payne Hicks Beach and a Counsel team led by Charles Geekie QC, Sharon Segal, and Lucy Maxwell of IGC Family Law.

Guglielmo Verdirame QC and Kate Parlett of Twenty Essex acted on issues of head of government and diplomatic immunities.

Timothy Otty QC and Isabel Buchanan of Blackstone Chambers acted on issues relating to the assurances. Justin Rushbrooke QC and Kate Wilson of 5RB acted on the appeal in relation to publication issues.

Copies of the four judgments are available here and the Supreme Court’s Order is noted here.

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Guglielmo Verdirame QC Kate Parlett
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