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The date you obtained your HSMP vise is crucially important here.
Was it before 3rd April 2006?
I'm afraid that in order to be eligible to apply for ILR on the basis of 4 years on an HSMP visa you must have entered on to the HSMP program before the rule change on 3 April 2006. As you were not on the program before this date then you will have to attain 5 years continuous residence before being eligible to apply for ILR.
Because you attained HSMP visa before 7 NOvember 2006 you will not have to pass the Knowledge of LIfe and Language in the UK test though.
It's all here in this UKBA policy document:-
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Yes, that is judgement which resulted from the policy document that I linked you to. It is in fact referred to in the policy document.
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