High Commissioner for Pakistan in the United Kingdom v Prince Muffakham Jah and Others [2019] – Blackstone Chambers

‘The High Court has determined a £35 million partition era dispute between India, Pakistan and successors in title to 7th Nizam of Hyderabad. Claims of Pakistan dismissed; claims of India, Prince Muffakham Jah and Prince Mukarram Jah upheld.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 2nd October 2019

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UK couple ‘had 11-year-old son stabbed to death to claim £150,000 insurance payout’ – The Independent

Posted October 18th, 2019 in adoption, children, extradition, India, insurance, murder, news by tracey

‘A couple are facing attempts to extradite them to India over claims they arranged the murder of their 11-year-old adopted son so they could claim a life insurance payout.’

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The Independent, 17th October 2019

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Anurag Deb: A Constitution of Principles: From Miller to Minerva Mills – UK Constitutional Law Assocation

‘In a succinct and surprisingly unanimous judgment in Miller and Cherry [2019] UKSC 41 the UK Supreme Court delivered an unprecedented rebuke to the Prime Minister in deciding that he had not shown “any reason – let alone a good reason” to advise the Queen to prorogue Parliament, ruling that the prorogation was unlawful, void and of no effect. While the Court was anxious (and perhaps over-eager) to stress that the judgment was a “one-off”, constitutional lawyers have and will continue to debate the far-reaching effects of the ruling on the UK Constitution for decades to come. One discrete point that will divide commentators is the precise juridical basis for the decision, with eyebrows raised at the repeated appeals by the Court to common law constitutionalism in arriving at its decision. Aiden O’Neill QC, for the Cherry respondents referenced the landmark Marbury v Madison ruling of the US Supreme Court to highlight the significance of Wightman v Brexit Secretary and perhaps remind the Supreme Court of the momentousness of the prorogation appeals before it. Indeed, commentators have made comparisons between the UK Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court in the course of the increasingly fraught recent constitutional cases. While such comparisons may mushroom in the days (and years) to come, I argue that a tellingly apposite comparison in the underlying ratio of Miller and Cherry lies with a constitutional court on the other side of the world: The Supreme Court of India.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 1st October 2019

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The UK Hindus divided over caste – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2017 in equality, India, news, race discrimination by sally

‘India’s caste system is among the world’s oldest surviving forms of social stratification. However, some British Asians say they still experience discrimination due to their caste. So, why are so many Hindu bodies in the UK opposed to this being made illegal?’

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BBC News, 18th January 2017

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Family seeks justice over alleged ‘honour’ killing – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2016 in adoption, domestic violence, India, news, police by sally

‘When Seeta Kaur arrived in India with her children for a three-week visit to her husband’s relatives she was determined that when she returned to Britain it would be with both the sons who had accompanied her.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2016

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Court rejects request by same-sex Indian couple to remain in UK – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2016 in homosexuality, immigration, India, married persons, news by tracey

‘A married lesbian couple from India who have lived legally in the UK for many years have had their request to continue living in Britain rejected despite the fact their relationship will not be legally recognised in the south Asian country.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2016

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Approach of Home Office to nationality case “astonishing and grotesque” rules High Court – Free Movement

Posted October 16th, 2015 in citizenship, DNA, government departments, India, news, paternity by sally

‘The case is R (Bondada) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 2661 (Admin), a challenge to a refusal by British officials to recognise the British citizenship of a lady who was a survivor of domestic violence looking to rebuild her life.’

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Free Movement, 16th October 2015

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Judge attacks government’s ‘grotesque’ conduct in denying woman UK passport – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2015 in citizenship, DNA, government departments, India, news, paternity by sally

‘The government tried to deny a passport to the daughter of a British citizen in conduct described as “grotesque” by a high court judge.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2015

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Sikh man jailed over knife attack on former Indian general Kuldip Singh Brar – The Independent

Posted March 24th, 2014 in armed forces, assault, grievous bodily harm, India, news, sentencing, Sikhism by sally

‘A Sikh man has received a lengthy jail sentence after being convicted of slashing a former Indian military lieutenant general in the neck while he was on holiday in London.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2014

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Taj Mahal Hotel injury claim allowed to proceed in English courts – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 27th, 2014 in choice of forum, duty of care, India, jurisdiction, news, personal injuries, terrorism by sally

‘This sad case arose out of the 2006 terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India. The claimants, who had spent 15 days backpacking around Goa, decided to treat themselves to one night of luxury at the hotel before they were due to fly home from Mumbai. Shortly after the attack began the claimants hid in their room, locked the door and turned off the lights. Some hours later they tried to escape through the window. Their room was on the third floor of the tower part of the hotel. They tied together sheets, curtains and towels to make a rope. They hung it outside their room and the first claimant went first. The “rope” came apart and he fell to the ground suffering serious spinal injuries which have left him paraplegic. The second claimant was rescued subsequently. She did not suffer physical injuries but claims for continuing psychiatric consequences.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th January 2014

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Amritsar massacre: David Cameron launches inquiry into ‘SAS involvement’ in 1984 Golden Temple killings – The Independent

Posted January 15th, 2014 in armed forces, documents, India, inquiries, news by tracey

‘David Cameron says he has launched an urgent investigation after previously secret documents appeared to show possible SAS involvement in the 1984 Amritsar massacre.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2014

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Three Sikh men and one woman jailed for attack on retired Indian general – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2013 in armed forces, assault, India, news, sentencing, Sikhism, wounding by sally

“Three Sikh men and a woman have received lengthy jail sentences after being convicted of slashing an elderly Indian general in the neck.”

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The Guardian, 10th December 2013

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English court intervenes to stop Indian case going ahead – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 11th, 2010 in arbitration, contracts, India, jurisdiction, news by sally

“An Indian solar panels manufacturer cannot continue legal action in India because to do so would undermine an earlier English court ruling, the High Court in London has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th November 2010

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London arbitration court opens in India – The Times

Posted April 21st, 2009 in arbitration, India, news by sally

“Dignitaries representing the British and Indian legal professions gathered in New Delhi this weekend to mark the latest step in the opening of the prized Indian legal services market to foreign law firms.”

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The Times, 20th April 2009

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Law firms get ready for lucrative move into India – The Times

Posted May 25th, 2007 in India, law firms, news by sally

“Britain’s multibillion-pound legal profession is about to profit from a landmark change in India that will allow foreign law firms to set up shop there for the first time.”

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The Times, 25th May 2007

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