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I have a real passion for helping those going through difficult family proceedings and understand that disputes involving children and domestic violence are the most worrying time in any client’s life. I feel it is therefore important to build a relationship from the start. This is why I offer a FREE 30 minutes initial telephone case appraisal.

I have represented clients within family proceedings for over 15 years, I am dual qualified which means I have also practised as a solicitor where I was a partner in a large national firm of solicitors. It also means I’ve had many years of working directly with my clients from the beginning to the end of the case.

As well as wanting to help my clients, I also take great pride in delivering training to aspiring lawyers and established legal professionals.

My approach
Sympathetic to my clients needs - I understand the strain and anguish individuals and families face when having to contend with family disputes. My experience as a solicitor has been invaluable when working with clients directly; guiding them through the administrative legal process which can at times be quite daunting.

Clear communication - my clients like the fact that I talk to them in a straightforward but sympathetic manner, speaking in plain English and avoiding complex legal terminology. My experience as a solicitor has been invaluable when working with clients directly and guiding them through the administrative legal process which on some occasions can be challenging to navigate.

Pricing is clear and confirmed by my clerks in advance. I offer a free initial 30-minutes telephone appraisal of your case requirements.

About me
Whilst I have specialised in family law for over 15 years, I spent 8 years as a solicitor dealing with counter-fraud investigations. This perfectly complements matters in relation to financial remedies because some cases demand a more forensic and investigative approach.

Having provided a wealth of legal training throughout my career, I felt inspired to teach future aspiring lawyers with BPP University and BPP Professional Development. I teach the full range of advocacy skills, conferencing, family law and ethics on the Bar Training Course for future barristers as well as teaching advocacy and client care professional skills for trainee solicitors.

Away from life at the Bar and the classroom, I will be found spending time with my family. I am an obsessive road cyclist and motor enthusiast. In addition, I also love to spend time in the kitchen and visiting the theatre.

What my clients say
Private law child client:
‘It was really nice to have met you...you have been exceptionally helpful. Thank you very much for your support today.’ Miss S.G Liverpool.

Private law child client
"Thank you so much for your guidance yesterday. Your professionalism was far beyond what we expected." Mr C.B Nottingham

Private law client
"Great stuff Raj, you were really good today. You demonstrated their lack of experience really well." Miss S.C Manchester.

Private law child client
‘Thank you very much for looking at this for me and providing such a detailed and comprehensive advice. I’m not sure I have ever received such a thoughtful and well researched advice from a barrister.’ Mr C.C Manchester

Private law child client
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic job you have done. I am very happy and satisfied with the outcome yesterday. Thank you for being so effective and so quick. It has been a pleasure to have you in a process that I consider has been very difficult for me.

M wants to thank you too because you have helped him stay consistent with his life and routines. Also he would like to thank you because he will be able to go to school soon, and it will be a very good school, in a very nice area. M thanks you because you have protected him, even without knowing him personally. Finally, and overall, our family thank you for making such a massive difference and such a positive impact in our lives. This world needs justice and professionals like you to keep enforcing it. Miss R.P Leics

Victim of domestic violence client
“May I say a huge thank you! I am very happy with the outcome and pleased to say this can all now be put to rest. I felt continuously reassured and you explained every aspect to me as the proceedings went ahead.” Ms C.M.

Family law client
"I would recommend Raj Kanda without any doubt whatsoever. He has helped us secure a quiet future and enables us to continue our lives as we wish to. I cannot thank him enough, we really can't. The professionalism he maintained throughout a very difficult and exhausting case is honestly admirable. If ever I see myself in the need of legal help again I wouldn't waste any time considering who I needed to represent me.
Once again thank you Raj, and anyone considering the need for help legally, he really is the man to ask."

Former student
‘I’m really happy….and thank you so much for your excellent teaching. I was able to apply all your advice /tips…you taught us in such a structured and patient way.’ Miss S.L

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