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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.

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Twenty Essex
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

Twenty Essex
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

07/10/2021

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

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.

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein was represented 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
Tim 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).

Guglielmo Verdirame QC and Kate Parlett of Twenty Essex acted for Her Royal Highness on public international law issues relating to immunities and Foreign Act of State.

Copies of the published judgments are available here.

Read our past news story from March 2020.

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