Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn -v- Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María De Borbón Y Borbón

High CourtKing's Bench DivisionMedia and Communications ListJudgmentTransmission Direction Order

Claim Number: QB-2020-004165

In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division
Media and Communications List

3 April 2023


The Honourable Mr Justice Nicklin


Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn


Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María De Borbón Y Borbón


FURTHER to the Order of 10 February 2023 and noting that the Hearing has now been fixed for 4 days from 18 July 2023 (“the Hearing”)

  1. Any request by a person not taking part in the proceedings (“an applicant”) for a direction under s.85A(3)(b) Courts Act 2003 for permission to watch or listen to the Hearing remotely (“a transmission direction request”) must be made (in accordance with Paragraph 2) by 4.30pm on Monday 10 July 2023.
  2. Transmission direction requests should be sent to and must include the following:
    a. the full name of the applicant;
    b. the email address of the applicant;
    c. information as to whether the applicant would be located within the jurisdiction of England and Wales at all times when attending the Hearing remotely (if a transmission direction were to be made); and, if not, details of the applicant’s location;
    d. any information the applicant wishes to provide in support of the request, including in particular any reason(s) why it is contended that making such a direction would be in the interests of justice; and
    e. a statement by the applicant in the following terms:
    “If permitted to attend the Hearing remotely, I understand and accept that I must not record or broadcast any part of the proceedings and I acknowledge that I understand that to do so may be an offence and/or contempt of court, punishable by imprisonment and/or a fine. I agree, and undertake to the Court, that I will not provide the link that I am given to access the hearing to any other person.”
  3. A transmission direction request that is not made by the deadline imposed by Paragraph 1 of this Order and/or does not comply with Paragraph 2 of this Order may be refused. Any transmission direction request made otherwise than in accordance with the directions in Paragraph 1 and 2 must be made by way of Application Notice.
  4. A copy of this Order will be posted on the Judiciary website.


(A) The Court anticipates that there is likely to be interest from media representatives and members of the public in attending the Hearing remotely. To manage the process, I have set out a procedure whereby anyone who wishes to attend the Hearing remotely can make a transmission direction request.
(B) Late requests, because they cause disruption to the Court’s work are likely to be refused, unless there are compelling reasons why the applicant was unable to comply with the Court’s directions.