Dechert partner Neil Gerrard fails to rebut allegations of human rights abuses

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 14:39 BST

Deputy Judge Andrew Lenon QC has now handed down his judgment in the case of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) v Farhad Azima. The ruling is highly relevant to Karam Al Sadeq’s recent torture claims against international law firm Dechert and lawyer Neil Gerrard who represent RAKIA.

​70% of businesses in Dubai may not survive Covid-19 lockdown; Stirling advises business owners to get out before it is too late

Press releases   •   May 26, 2020 09:28 BST

Stirling warns that the economic impact on the UAE of the global response to the Coronavirus pandemic is likely to be longlasting. Officials predict that the country of predominantly expats, could see a 10% reduction in total population, as many foreigners are opting to return to their home countries.

English High Court judge rules to seize David Haigh (#FreeLatifa) assets

Press releases   •   May 26, 2020 09:26 BST

Landmark High Court Judgment issued by THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE HENSHAW in case of GFH v Haigh.

​English High Court rules former Leeds United MD David Haigh rebranded as #FreeLatifa “human rights lawyer“ a “fraudster”

Press releases   •   May 25, 2020 10:56 BST

David Haigh, former MD of Leeds United and campaigner for #FreeLatifa has been ruled a fraudster by the English High Court. Detained in Dubai have issued their own fraud alert following impersonation of their brand. Court orders disbursement of Haigh's assets, The Cove Lamorna & his farm in Cornwall.

For women in Qatar, lockdown is nothing new

Press releases   •   May 21, 2020 09:48 BST

International law firm Dechert named in another suit involving Ras Al Khaimah Ruler’s wrongdoings

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 10:02 BST

​Already in court over participation in alleged human rights abuses, including torture of a detainee in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates; Philadelphia-based law firm Dechert LLP is embroiled in another US Federal lawsuit in New York, accused of complicity in the falsification of evidence and slander in a malicious government-orchestrated campaign against American and European citizens.

"Australian embassy woefully unhelpful" in Qatar administrative blunder!

Press releases   •   May 18, 2020 11:45 BST

Australian Embassy failing Joe Sarlak, detained in Doha over an administrate blunder that Aussie government won't resolve.

“Leave Dubai before you are jailed” - Coronavirus lockdown economic disaster risks gulf expats

Press releases   •   May 08, 2020 14:20 BST

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, founded in 2008 has warned foreign workers and investors in the UAE to exit before it’s too late. 2008 saw mass casualties, with debtors jailed, robbed of their assets or prevented from leaving the country. Worldwide lockdowns are expected to have an even greater impact.

Qatar human rights violations liable to be sued in UK

Blog posts   •   May 03, 2020 17:24 BST

Qatari companies and individuals who believe they can get away with “whatever they want,” will see themselves paying the price and legally accountable in the UK.

Fear in Dubai over Coronavirus prison outbreak

Press releases   •   Apr 13, 2020 15:51 BST

State controlled media in the UAE can no longer conceal the extent of the coronavirus outbreak, throughout the city, throughout the labour camps and throughout the overcrowded and unsanitary prisons.

About Detained In Dubai

Detained in Dubai is an international civil and criminal justice organisation which specialises in helping people in trouble in the UAE and other unfamiliar legal systems

The leading international experts on Middle Eastern justice, in the UAE and gulf region.

Detained In Dubai is an international civil and criminal justice organisation which specialises in helping people in trouble in the UAE and other unfamiliar legal systems

Detained in Dubai is considered the international authority on UAE law. We consult to governments internationally on UAE legal issues and assist media outlets in the provision of information from our central repository of statistics and data.

We have a team and network of highly experienced advocates, consultants, and negotiators to assist you or your company with legal matters, whether you are in the UAE or abroad.

Our top priority is helping clients secure the best possible outcome to complex UAE legal issues, regardless of how the odds are stacked against them.


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