"It There is no doubt that this willful behavior, both when negotiating a purchase and withholding information about it, by those acting for the benefit of the ruling family in Dubai, will have had the effect to intimidate this mother to a very marked degree, "he said in a judgment released Wednesday.
Haya said that she feared that the plans would allow the sheikh - who, according to the judge, also hacked his phone and those of his lawyers - to spy on her or possibly try to kidnap their two children. learn more
"I feel like I'm being harassed ... the prospect thathe Sheikh Mohammed, or those on his behalf buying the properties around Castlewood is terrifying and utterly exhausting, "she said in a written statement to the court.
Haya's lawyers say they learned about the Sheikh's plans for the first time in late 2019 and unsuccessfully asked his legal team for confirmation that he would not buy any property near his Castlewood home in Berkshire, near Windsor. Large park where the home of Queen Elizabeth's son Prince Andrew is located.
At the end of 2020, Haya received reports that a trust linked to Mohammed was trying to buy the 72-acre Parkwood estate immediately adjacent to Castlewood, which was left to him by his father, the late King Hussein of Jordan.
After the Sheikh's lawyers did not respond to requests from Haya's legal team regarding theproposed purchase, in November 2020 they responded to a direct request from the High Court to confirm that the trust was in the process of buying Parkwood and that may well take place in the coming weeks.
In the same month, the people acting for the sheikh confirmed that they were going to I did not proceed with the purchase of the domain, which according to McFarlane "includes , according to press reports, the most expensive development land currently on the market ".
" Quite simply, without the mother's persistence and my Lord's help in demanding a response, the purchase of a property right above the mother would have been completed, "Haya's attorney, Charles Geekie, said. "It 's an relative game changer when the threat is at your doorstep.
Mohammed ' s lawyer told the court that the trust behind the property the transactions soughtThere are regular business opportunities in the region.
The following month, the judge agreed to extend a "non-molestation order " against Mohammed.
This included a 100 meter exclusion zone around Castlewood for the father or those acting for him, a no-fly zone to stop planes or drones flying between n the ground and 1000 feet above its domain, and a larger area in which it could not buy or rent any property.
Sheikh's attorneys argued that Haya's initial request for a 14.8 km (9 mile) exclusion zone would have prevented him from accessing the racetracks in Windsor and 'Ascot and Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth ' s residence in West London, and McFarlane said he has agreed to "drastically " reduce his size. Reporting by Michael Holden; Edited byMike Collett-White
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