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Raj Bhattoa

Partner

Specialism: Lawyers Family and Matrimonial

Company: Manders Law

Location: London, England

Citywealth rating

4.857145
Average: 4.9 (7 votes)
Fee Level:
4.42857
Average: 4.4 (7 votes)
Quality of Advice
5
Average: 5 (7 votes)
Communications Skills
5
Average: 5 (7 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
5
Average: 5 (7 votes)
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Private client review:

Raj was an immense support through a very difficult time for me. My divorce demanded high levels of attention to detail as it was financially complicated. Raj took all this in her stride and got to grips with the detail at a staggering rate. She was always calm and thorough and kept the process streamlined and on track, ensuring a streamlined approach. Raj responded immediately to all queries and ensured I never felt alone during the process, both literally and emotionally. She was firm but compassionate. I would not hesitate to recommend her services and although the fees are high, they undoubtedly represent money well spent.

lesley sharp    Private Client   
12 Sep 2018

Private client review:

I dealt with Raj during an unexpected and difficult time that effected me and my three young children. From the outset she was very clear, measured, informed, strategic and personal. She was always clear on the legal issues, the process and the timeframes. She was also extremely responsive and continued to push to ensure the whole process was expedited. She had an eye for detail and on a number of occasions caught inconsistencies on the other side. I also felt, which has been confirmed to me on a number of occasions since, that she was sympathetic to and genuinely cared about, the outcome. I would, in fact already have, recommended Raj and would not consider using anyone else in a situation that fell within her area of expertise.

Julian Woods    ADG Corporate   
29 Aug 2018

Peer review:

Raj and the team are excellent communicators and understand the key issues and challenges very quickly. She deals with everything in a calm and competent manner without fuss and excitement which is always helpful in stressful situations.

29 Aug 2018

Peer review:

Raj is an exceptional family practitioner. Intelligent, knowledgeable and fiercely dedicated to her clients, she is capable of successfully managing the most complex and sensitive of cases with compassion, focus and skill. She sets the bar incredibly high.

29 Aug 2018

Private client review:

I have to say Raj and the whole firm were exceptional. I had a difficult situation with my son but as soon as I met Raj I knew that I was in the best possible hands as she was so calm and and from the start made me feel so much at ease and took time with me to make sure that I was confident that our problems were being managed by amazing professionals. I cannot speak highly enough about Raj and the firm as they made a very difficult and worrying situation so much easier for me and put my mind at ease and managed all the stress. Raj is amazing!

Simon Nimmo    Charles Cameron   
23 Aug 2018

Private client review:

Raj is very professional, caring and responsible. I have no hesitation in recommending her to you.

Christopher Sneath    WaterSafe Installlers Scheme   
22 Aug 2018

Private client review:

I have used Raj's services on a number of occasions, most recently in drafting cohabitation agreement. On all occasions, her work has been second to none and to a very high standard. She is highly responsive, always will to go the extra mile, friendly and easy to work with and her fees are reasonable given the level of service. I would highly recommend Raj for all matters relating to Family Law.

22 Aug 2018

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Average client size: £5 million - £25 million

Fixed fee offering: Yes - Bespoke Fixed Fee packages offered for all suitable matters, including fully contested Court hearings up to and including trial.

Manders Law

Number of offices globally: 1-5

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Private client review:

Raj was an immense support through a very difficult time for me. My divorce demanded high levels of attention to detail as it was financially complicated. Raj took all this in her stride and got to grips with the detail at a staggering rate. She was always calm and thorough and kept the process streamlined and on track, ensuring a streamlined approach. Raj responded immediately to all queries and ensured I never felt alone during the process, both literally and emotionally. She was firm but compassionate. I would not hesitate to recommend her services and although the fees are high, they undoubtedly represent money well spent.

lesley sharp    Private Client   
12 Sep 2018

Private client review:

I dealt with Raj during an unexpected and difficult time that effected me and my three young children. From the outset she was very clear, measured, informed, strategic and personal. She was always clear on the legal issues, the process and the timeframes. She was also extremely responsive and continued to push to ensure the whole process was expedited. She had an eye for detail and on a number of occasions caught inconsistencies on the other side. I also felt, which has been confirmed to me on a number of occasions since, that she was sympathetic to and genuinely cared about, the outcome. I would, in fact already have, recommended Raj and would not consider using anyone else in a situation that fell within her area of expertise.

Julian Woods    ADG Corporate   
29 Aug 2018

Peer review:

Raj and the team are excellent communicators and understand the key issues and challenges very quickly. She deals with everything in a calm and competent manner without fuss and excitement which is always helpful in stressful situations.

29 Aug 2018

Peer review:

Raj is an exceptional family practitioner. Intelligent, knowledgeable and fiercely dedicated to her clients, she is capable of successfully managing the most complex and sensitive of cases with compassion, focus and skill. She sets the bar incredibly high.

29 Aug 2018

Private client review:

I have to say Raj and the whole firm were exceptional. I had a difficult situation with my son but as soon as I met Raj I knew that I was in the best possible hands as she was so calm and and from the start made me feel so much at ease and took time with me to make sure that I was confident that our problems were being managed by amazing professionals. I cannot speak highly enough about Raj and the firm as they made a very difficult and worrying situation so much easier for me and put my mind at ease and managed all the stress. Raj is amazing!

Simon Nimmo    Charles Cameron   
23 Aug 2018

Private client review:

Raj is very professional, caring and responsible. I have no hesitation in recommending her to you.

Christopher Sneath    WaterSafe Installlers Scheme   
22 Aug 2018

Private client review:

I have used Raj's services on a number of occasions, most recently in drafting cohabitation agreement. On all occasions, her work has been second to none and to a very high standard. She is highly responsive, always will to go the extra mile, friendly and easy to work with and her fees are reasonable given the level of service. I would highly recommend Raj for all matters relating to Family Law.

22 Aug 2018

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Acrimonious divorce of a British couple of Indian heritage

Acting for husband (45 years), a wealthy businessman and entrepreneur of Indian heritage in financial remedy/a variation of “ante nuptial settlements” including a 1997 Settlement “the Trust”, initiated by his Wife (43 years) in the High Court. Both parties were British nationals, but the husband asserted Indian domicile through his father (which was vulnerable to challenge by HMRC). At the time of proceedings, the parties had been married for fifteen years. There were no children.
The couple was at the time of proceedings living separately in luxury properties located in the West End and north London. The former matrimonial home had been gifted to the husband by his father as part of inheritance tax planning. The wife forcefully but erroneously sought to claim that this property was gifted to the parties on marriage. The property occupied by the wife was owned by the husband.
This was an extremely acrimonious case where the wife had also issued applications for Maintenance Pending Suit and a post FDR Legal Services Provision Order (LSPO). The pure maintenance element of her application was agreed at £14,000 per month. Her application for a LSPO was hard fought as to both necessity and quantum. The husband did not accept that the wife had made any reasonable efforts to obtain litigation funding and secondly considered her demand for a lump sum of £610,000 to fund her outstanding costs and costs to trial as excessive and unaffordable. He had already voluntarily paid her £140,000 for legal fees by way of a lump sum and had agreed to pay a further £2000 per week for each week that the hearing of her further applications for Maintenance Pending Suit and a LPSO was delayed for listing by the Court. In the event she incurred costs that were more than double this which she sought to recoup.
Wife also initially sought joinder of the Trustees of the 1997 Trust which held assets of £15 million (out of a total pot of £20 million) she later abandoned this application in the face of objection and argument by the Trustees.
The matter was finally concluded at the end of a ten-day trial where the wife received the £7 million that the husband had offered at the private FDR some months previously.