Estrada v Al-Juffali [2016] EWHC 213 (Fam)

09 FEB 2016

(Family Division, Hayden J, 8 February 2016)

Financial remedies – Part III, Matrimonial and the Family Proceedings Act 1984 – Diplomatic immunity

The High Court has refuted a Saudi businessman’s attempts to invoke diplomatic immunity to defeat his former wife’s financial claims.


This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Case No: FD14F00410

Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 213 (Fam)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION


Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL


Date: 08/02/2016
Before :


MR JUSTICE HAYDEN

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Between :

Christina Lynn Estrada 
Applicant

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Walid Bin Ahmed Abdallah Al-Juffali
Respondent

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Mr. Charles Howard QC , Mr. Tim Owen QC, Mr. Deepak Nagpal and Mr. Tom Hickman (instructed by Hughes Fowler Carruthers Solicitors) for the Applicant
Mr. Martin Pointer QC, Mr Martin Chamberlain QC and Mr Nicholas Wilkinson (instructed by Mishcon de Reya LLP) for the Respondent

Hearing dates: 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd January 2016

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Judgment

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