Strike out hearing in harassment claim brought against former King of Spain

A 4-day hearing starts at the High Court today at which the former King of Spain, Juan Carlos de Borbon y Borbon, is seeking to strike out a claim for harassment brought against him by Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn.

In December 2022 the Court of Appeal ruled that the court had no jurisdiction to try certain of the allegations because the defendant was entitled to state immunity.

5RB’s Adam Wolanski KC and Clara Hamer, together with Derek O Sullivan KC and Alexander Thompson, are acting for the former King, instructed by Seamus Andrew of Velitor Law.