The justice system is not always fair. However, for one wheelchair-bound man, the justice system went out of its way to make sure that he could fight his own battle. This news comes after Bal Mohinder Singh was unable to turn up in High Court to battle Jasminder, his son. If that name sounds familiar, that is because he is one of the wealthiest Asian businessmen in the whole world.
Since Bal Mohinder could not attend court, Judge Sir William Blackburne decided to take the court to a place that Bal Mohinder would have access to. This turned out to be the five-star May Fair Hotel located right in the center of London.
This father and son team used to be unstoppable together. In fact, they built the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels group in Britain. After that, it did not take long for the son and farther to have a huge falling out. Like they say … mixing family and business is not always a great idea.
Bal Mohinder, who is now 86 years of age, says that he is deeply ashamed by his own son. His son has renounced his cultural heritage. In short, he believes that his son has forsaken the rich Sikh tradition of sharing family property.
Jasminder, who is 62 years old, is now the head of the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels group. However, Bal Mohinder said that he was forced to retire by his own son. After being forced out, his son went on to claim ownership and credit for the empire. This was upsetting because it was an empire that they built together. It is believed that Jasminder is currently worth over £451 million. According to court documents, however, this dispute is said to involve around £50 million.
The May Fair Hotel is doing everything in its power to accommodate everyone who must be present during the court hearing. The hotel has turned one of its biggest conference rooms into a layout that closely resembles Court 23 of the Rolls Building. For those who do not know, this is part of the Royal Courts of Justice.
It seems only fitting that the battle takes place at the May Fair in central London. After all, this is one of the hotels that is owned by this family’s hotel group. The hearing will take place over the next several days. After that, it will be returned to the Royal Courts of Justice.
Bal Mohinder noted that, to him, this is not a case about money at all. He said that he has plenty of that to live the rest of his life comfortably. However, it is about his son’s apparent failure to live and abide by the ancient “Miktakshara” system. This is a tradition that his family has always believed in. This system is best known for sharing family wealth among all its members. Now, it seems only fitting that some of this money be taken from him and given to the family.