I'm Suing Mommie and Daddy!!!
Faiz Siddiqui, a 41-year-old jobless Oxford graduate, has sued his parents to make them give him lifelong financial support.
A 41-year-old jobless man has sued his parents to force them to pay him maintenance for life. Faiz Siddiqui, a trained lawyer with a degree from Oxford University, said that he is completely dependent on his wealthy parents.
Siddiqui’s Dubai-based parents have let him live rent-free at a £1 million flat they own near London’s Hyde Park for 20 years. They have also paid all his bills; however, they now want to stop supporting him after a family quarrel.
Siddiqui is fighting a first-of-its-kind case that can affect the rights of parents in the UK.
The 41-year-old opines that he is entitled to claim maintenance from his parents as a “vulnerable” grown-up child due to health issues and that preventing financial support would be a violation of his human rights.
Siddiqui has done his practice at top law firms; however, he has been jobless since 2011. His mother Rakshanda, 69, and father Javed, 71, give him over £400 (Rs 40,500) a week.
The lawyer of the parents, Justin Warshaw QC, told The Sun, “These long-suffering parents have their own view of what is suitable provision for their ‘difficult, demanding and pertinacious’ son.”
The case against his parents claiming maintenance was rejected by a top family court judge last year and it will now be heard in the Court of Appeals.
Siddiqui had also taken legal action against Oxford University in 2018 and sought £1 million (Rs 40.56 crore).
He had claimed that “inadequate teaching” led to his 2:1 degree instead of a first. The case was rejected.