Angus McCullough QC and Matthew Donmall represented Maxim Bakiyev, son of the former President of Kyrgyzstan

The personal injury claim brought against Mr Maksim Bakiyev, the son of the former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, by British businessman Mr Sean Daley was dismissed at the High Court in London in a judgment handed down by Mr Justice Supperstone.

Mr Daley had alleged that his shooting and attempted murder in Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, in July 2006 had been “organised and arranged” by Mr Bakiyev to prevent Mr Daley from jeopardising a fraudulent scheme to obtain a mining licence for a Kyrgyz goldmine.

Mr Justice Supperstone’s judgment, which variously described the evidence submitted by Mr Daley and his witnesses as “not credible”, “unsatisfactory” and “wholly implausible”, can be found here. The Judge commented that the circumstances in which the statement was taken from the main witness of the alleged arrangement to murder Mr Daley “give rise to real concerns that it was made in collaboration with Mr Ismailov [the Kyrgyz prosecutor] for the purpose of ensuring the conviction of [Mr Bakiyev]…”

Angus McCullough QC and Matthew Donmall were instructed by Hickman & Rose (Daniel Machover, with Helen Stone and Eva Whittall).