The Malhotra brothers are well known to many English practitioners, many of whom dealing with clients from the Indian sub-continent already have a copy of the hugely successful book "Acting for Non resident Indian clients" (published by Jordans).
The third publication "Indians, NRIs and the Law," by Anil and Ranjit Malhotra has now been published by Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. (New Delhi). This easy to read publication is invaluable for all advising Non-resident Indians living and working in another jurisdiction, those currently residing in India including considering a move abroad and those individuals and families contemplating returning to India having lived abroad.
The book deals with a plethora of legal problems and provides helpful solutions on marriage, divorce, ADR in Family Law, the removal of children across national borders, child custody, inter-country adoption, surrogacy, Wills, Indian corporate immigration, international family migration, visas, right to a family life under Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950 and property issues. It contains easily accessible and well researched legal and practical information for Non-resident Indians and those advising them.
I can do no more justice to this publication but to quote the accolades from the former Attorney General for England, Soli J Sorabjee, from Lord Justice Thorpe Head of International Family Justice for England & Wales and from Peter Boshier the Chief Family Court Judge, New Zealand who state:
"I, have no doubt that this book will be extremely useful to academicians, Judges, policy makers, lawyers in India, overseas lawyers and also to foreign readers. The book will provide invaluable guidance to foreign offices, Consulate Directorates besides Consular sections of the Embassies and High Commissions worldwide by producing answers to the unresolved problems on new emerging areas of the vast Indian diaspora scattered around the world." (Soli J Sorabjee)
"In this work the authors clearly articulate the need for family reform, particularly to provide remedies for adults and children who, directly or indirectly, are entangled in breakdown of relationship that are not bounded by one village, one city or one nation. I commend this publication and trust that it will contribute to the enlargement of the law of India to cover areas that globalisation has changed."
(Thorpe L J)
"I congratulate Anil and Ranjit Malhotra for this comprehensive and insightful publication on aspects of family law and issues that it gives rise to in India, as well as the international arena. Family Law is increasingly an international discipline and this text will educate and inform not only within India but beyond."
Managing Partner, The International Family Law Group LLP, Covent Garden, London.