A jobless Oxford law graduate is suing his parents in a bid to force them to pay him maintenance for life, it has been reported.
Faiz Siddiqui is said to claim he is utterly dependent on his wealthy parents, and is entitled to maintenance money from them because of health issues.
The 41-year-old is an unemployed Oxford graduate and claims that without the money from his Dubai-based mum and dad his human rights would be violated.
The case he is battling is said to be a first of its kind and comes after a failed bid to sue the prestigious university for missing out on the top award and a first for his degree.
The Sun reports that for the last two decades Siddiqui’s parents have let him live rent-free at a £1 million flat they own in London.
They are also said to have helped him cover bills and other expenses, but now want to cut their support after a family dispute.
Mum Rakshanda, 69, and dad Javed, 71, are said to be giving their son more than £400 a week.
Their lawyer, Justin Warshaw QC, reportedly said of the case: “These long-suffering parents have their own view of what is suitable provision for their ‘difficult, demanding and pertinacious’ son.”
A case against his parents claiming maintenance was thrown out last year by a family court judge.
Now, it will be heard at the Court of Appeal.
Previously he sued the Oxford institution in the High Court because he didn’t get a top degree and it was said to have cost him the chance of a lucrative legal career.
He claimed the “inadequate” teaching he received at Brasenose College on the Indian special subject part of his modern history course led to him only getting a low upper second degree when he took his finals in June 2000 instead of a First or high 2:1.
He blamed the situation on staff being absent on sabbatical leave but the case was thrown out and he lost his claim.