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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum v Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein and Others [2021] EWCA Civ 1216

Date:16 NOV 2021
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(Court of Appeal (Civil Division), Sir Julian Flaux, Chancellor of the High Court, Macur, King LJJ, 05 August 2021)

Case management – Procedural unfairness – Whether case management order that father had not been entitled to disclose confidential information to preferred adviser amounted to procedural unfairness.

There was no procedural unfairness in the case management decision. Decision of McFarlane P [2021] EWHC 1162 (Fam) affirmed.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWCA Civ 1216 
 

Case No: B4/2021/0833 

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) 
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE 
FAMILY DIVISION 
THE PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY DIVISION 
[2021] EWHC 1162 (Fam) 

Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL 
 

Date: 05/08/2021

 

Before: 

SIR JULIAN FLAUX  
CHANCELLOR OF THE HIGH COURT  
LADY JUSTICE MACUR 
and 

LADY JUSTICE KING 

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Between: 
 
HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID 

AL MAKTOUM
Appellant 

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HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS HAYA BINT AL 

HUSSEIN 
First Respondent 

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AL JALILA BINT MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL 
MAKTOUMZAYED BIN MOHAMMED BIN RASHID 
AL MAKTOUM 
(by their Guardian) 
Second and Third Respondent 
 
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Lord Pannick QC, Richard Spearman QC, Andrew Green QC, Godwin Busuttil, Daniel 
Bentham, Stephen Jarmain and Jason Pobjoy (instructed by Harbottle & Lewis LLP) for the Appellant 
Charles Geekie QC, Timothy Otty QC, Sharon Segal and Daniel Burgess (instructed by Payne Hicks Beach LLP) for the First Respondent 
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Tom Wilson (instructed by Cafcass Legal) for the Children’s 
Guardian 
 

Hearing dates: 13 & 14 July 2021 

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Approved Judgment 

(subject to editorial corrections) 
 
This judgment was delivered in private. It should not be made public in any manner or released to the press pending further direction from the Court. 
 
Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties' representatives by email. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be at 10:00am on 3 August 2021. 
 
 
 
 

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