Gamekeeper Christopher Mulqueeney, who sued billionaire estate owner Sheikh Maher al-Tajir for £10,000 over claims he had been left with impaired hearing after working on the estate, agreed an undisclosed out-of-court settlement on 21 June.

Mr Mulqueeney claimed the Sheikh barred him from wearing ear defenders while they were out shooting on his 24,000-acre Perthshire estate. Mr Mulqueeney said he now felt “embarrassed” when he could not understand what people were saying to him during conversation due to his impaired hearing. However, Perth Sheriff Court was told that a settlement had been reached between the two parties over the claim for compensation.

The rest of this article appears in 2nd July issue of Shooting Times.

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