23 September 2021 13:30

41-year-old unemployed Oxford University graduate sues parents to demand ‘Lifelong Maintenance Grant’

An Oxford University graduate has sued his parents for a ‘lifelong maintenance grant’.

41-year-old Faiz Siddiqui has sued his “wealthy” parents in court claiming that he was a “ vulnerable grown-up” child and was entitled to lifelong claim maintenance. 

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Siddique who currently unemployed and also suffers from several health issues defended his case.

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He stated that a denial of funds would be a direct violation of his “human rights”. 

The family’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.’  

As per a report by Daily Mail, Siddique bungled with a few law firms after completing graduating from the University of Oxford.

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He currently lives rent-free at a £1million flat that is owned by his mother Rakshanda, 69, and father Javed, 71, near Hyde Park in central London.

In addition, Siddique gets a monthly allowance of over 400 pounds a week in an addendum to help with his other bills. 

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Back in 2018, Siddique tried to sue the university stating that his failure at getting a first-class degree from the university, led to failure in his career and subsequent depression.

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He studied at Brasenose College.

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Siddique said his 2:1 degree result meant he had not had a successful career in law and it caused him to suffer from depression.

He had then demanded compensation of $1 million from the university. 

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During the trial, the judge accepted that the plaintiff had suffered from depression but dismissed that it was caused due to his low ranking degree at the university. 

Mr Justice Foskett said:

‘Whilst it cannot be said that some aspect of a person’s education – inadequately delivered – can never be the cause of that person’s failure to achieve some otherwise attainable objective, the hurdles in establishing a claim for compensation based upon that inadequate delivery are great and often insurmountable. In this case, I have not been satisfied that the delivery of one particular feature of the claimant’s undergraduate degree course was inadequate or, in any event, that it had the consequences claimed for it.’

The judge also found there were other reasons beyond his bouts of depression to explain his failures to hold down the various jobs he had.

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