Dubai: holding Haigh in prison Boule
The case, a private prosecution, is due to be heard next week, on April 9, at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London. Stephenson Harwood is acting for David Haigh who also used to be the general counsel to GFH Capital, former owners of Leeds United. Mr Gray is himself embroiled in controversy already, having been suspended from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher for the Djibouti case. He could face criminal charges in that case in which he provided incorrect information to a court, information that contributed to decisions to freeze the assets of another individual. A costs and consequences hearing is taking place at the Commercial Court today.
Mr Haigh has been in prison in Dubai for over ten months. He alleges that Mr Gray and two of his former employers lured him to Dubai, arranging his visa and paying his air ticket. In Dubai, he was arrested and imprisoned indefinitely on suspicion of falsifying £3m of invoice - but without being charged.