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Acting for Non-Resident Indian Clients


Specifically written to assist the family lawyer acting for Indian clients

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Indian communities have settled and thrived in the United Kingdom and many other commonwealth countries. The retention of ties with families remaining in India has meant that where family law issues arise they frequently have cross-border dimensions, for example, as to the validity of an Indian marriage. Domestic practitioners are ill-equipped to address such problems.

This unique handbook has been written specifically to assist the family lawyer acting for Indian clients. It describes relevant Indian law and religious custom, ranging from marriage to divorce and covering adoption and abduction and property issues. In addition, it explains the English law applicable to such matters, for instance in relation to the recognition of Indian orders or the immigration status of the individual.

The book cites a wealth of Indian case law that is otherwise not readily available to the non-Indian lawyer.


  • Hindu Law of Marriage
  • The Special Marriage Act 1954
  • Divorce under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955
  • Maintenance, Disposal of Property and Custody of Children under Hindu law
  • The Divorce Act 1869
  • Child Abduction and Guardianship
  • Inter-country Adoption in India
  • The Law of Wills and Succession


  • Adoption agencies


  • An Introduction to UK Immigration Law
  • Marriage Rules
  • Children
  • Grandparents and Deportation
  • Human Rights Considerations
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