Howard Kennedy successful in defeating long standing claim against Saudi Prince

The Judgment by The High Court today concluded a 14-year dispute between HRH Prince Abdul Aziz and Mrs Harb.

Howard Kennedy Litigation Partner Steven Morris has been acting since 2004 for first His Majesty King Fahd and, more recently, the late King’s son HRH Prince Abdul Aziz in the claims brought against them by Mrs Janan Harb.

The remedies sought by Mrs Harb in both cases were payment of £12m and two valuable properties in central London.

Steven Morris said: “The Prince’s representative and his legal team are very pleased that Mrs Harb's claim has finally been dismissed by Mr Justice Arnold in the High Court. It is a very detailed, thorough and careful Judgment, and justice has been done.

Mr Justice Arnold heard the re-trial of the claim last month after the Judgment of Mr Justice Peter Smith was set aside in its entirety by the Court of Appeal in May 2016. The Judgment of Mr Justice Arnold is fair.

The Prince is very grateful for the integrity and independence of the English judicial system. His confidence in the system had been undermined by the Judgment of Mr Justice Peter Smith; that confidence has now been fully restored.”

This matter has been dealt with at Howard Kennedy by Litigation Partner Steven Morris and Senior Associate, Alexandra Carr.

Blackstone Counsel Ian Mill QC and Shaheed Fatima QC were instructed by the Prince.

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