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Unemployed Oxford Graduate Sues Parents To Get Them To Pay 'Maintenance'

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Unemployed Oxford Graduate Sues Parents To Get Them To Pay 'Maintenance'

A 41-year-old unemployed Oxford graduate is suing his parents in the hopes of them paying his 'maintenance' for life.

The Sun reports that Faiz Siddiqui has claimed that he's completely dependent on his mum and dad - who live in Dubai.

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For 20 years, the trained lawyer has been living in his parents' £1 million London flat rent-free.

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According to The Sun, they've also been helping him cover bills and other outgoings but want this to stop following a family argument.

It has been reported that his mum and dad - Rakshanda, 69, and dad Javed, 71 - currently give him more than £400 a week.

Mr Siddiqui believes he is entitled to claim maintenance as a 'vulnerable' grown up child because of his health issues. He says that preventing this would be a violation of his human rights.

If he does succeed in winning his case it could affect the rights of all UK parents.

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The Siddiqui's lawyer, 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."

Mr Siddiqui - who trained at top law firms but has found himself without a job since 2011 - initially tried to take legal action last year but the case was rejected by a top family court judge and it is now being heard by the Court of Appeal.

In 2018, Mr Siddiqui attempted to sue Oxford University for £1 million when he failed to get a first-class degree and instead graduated with a 2:1. This was thrown out by the High Court.

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He made the claim against the university for 'appallingly bad' teaching that cost him a top degree, adding that 'boring' tuition and teaching staff being on leave meant he didn't get the qualifications he wanted.

Mr Siddiqui said that the 2:1 cost him a place on a law course at a top US Ivy League university - such as Harvard.

Alongside his barrister, Roger Mallalieu, Mr Siddiqui calculated his loss of potential earnings at £1 million but it was thrown out when Mr Justice Foskett said that he had shown 'inadequate preparation' and 'lack of academic discipline' towards his degree.

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The MailOnline reported how Mr Justice Foskett added a 'severe episode of hay fever' may also have contributed to Mr Siddiqui's failure to get the grade he wanted.

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