The English court system – a game of two halves? On the one hand barristers are protesting against legal aid cuts, while on the other a Saudi Royal family has taken up three years of court time in their battle to have a case heard in private.
The case reveals the increased popularity of the UK courts among wealthy Saudi clients. Princes Mishal and Abdulaziz have argued in numerous hearings that their high-profile status should grant them an exception to court orders and the right to a private trial.
Those attempts have so far been quashed but a Court of Appeal hearing in the coming months will determine the final outcome.
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