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Press release   •   Apr 09, 2018 09:00 BST

Human Rights lawyer David Haigh and advisory firm Stirling Haigh appointed

London, UK: 9 April 2018. David Haigh announced today in a statement: Myself and the team at Stirling Haigh, together with its pro bono associate the Legal advocacy NGO Detained were appointed earlier this year by (Princess) Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, daughter of the ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumto assist her in her escape from Dubai and her bid for political Asylum Princess Latifa escaped the UAE along with Jauhiaien and her crew in late February 2018 aboard the yacht Nostromo, fleeing what she described as ‘years of abuse’ at the hands of her father.

David Haigh said “when I lived and worked in Dubai ten year ago I had various mutual friends with Princess, Latifa, including my PA”. When Latifa reached out for our help in 2018, and knowing her tragic plight was real, we swung into action and stood by her side. As we do with so many other suffering injustice and abuse in the UAE, we will support Latifa and her Crew until they achieve the freedom they deserve.

Princess Latifa was on board the US flagged Nostromo, with her best friend Tiina Jauhiaienand the French and Pilipino crew of Nostromo. Stirling Haigh been appointed as the exclusive advisor and media representative to all of those on the Nostromo

About Stirling Haigh: Stirling Haigh is an international legal consultancy, crisis manager and strategic advisory firm focusing on Dubai, UAE and the wider Middle East. Since its formation in 2016 by human rights lawyer David Haigh and Radha Stirling, Stirling Haigh rapidly became Dubai’s most prominent civil and criminal legal specialist leading to it working on behalf of members of the UAE ruling family including Princess Latifa AL Maktoum, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime minster of the UAE.


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Stirling Haigh Limited

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Stirling Haigh is a London based legal consultancy, crisis management and strategic advisory firm focusing on Dubai and the wider Middle East.

Founded in 2016 by British human rights lawyer David Haigh and Radha Stirling. We are considered the leading authority on UAE criminal and civil law and its justice and prison system.

Stirling Haigh has secured the release of an justice for hundreds of people across the Middle East, most notably being appointed by HRH Princess Latifa Al Maktoum in 2018.