Rita Kotecha

Position(s)  Associate

Area(s) of Practice  Criminal Defence, Immigration

Location(s)  Leicester

Phone  07970 795 414

Email  Rita.Kotecha@cartwrightking.co.uk

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Rita is a Crime and Immigration solicitor at the Leicester office.

Rita is a dual discipline solicitor and her main practice is Immigration where she deals with a variety of applications including personal and commercial immigration. She has a vast knowledge of entry clearance applications, spousal applications; points based applications, Settlement applications, Human Rights applications, Judicial Review applications, FTT and UT appeals and also Deportation appeals.

Rita is also a qualified duty solicitor of over 10 years and represents clients regularly at police stations and criminal courts.

Rita is a committee member of MALA (Midland Asian Lawyers Association) headquartered in Leicester and operating throughout the Midlands, this is a non-profit organisation promoting diversity and equality in the legal profession and raising money for charity.

Rita can also speak fluent Gujerati and has a strong understanding of Hindi and Punjabi.


"From the moment I contacted Rita Kotecha to oversee my immigration matter, I have been extremely impressed with the level of professionalism and expert legal assistance provided throughout. My sincere gratitude for all your input Rita." Client testimonial, July 2018

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you. Rita was amazing and is someone I would definitely use in the future. Hopefully all of this will go away now she has put it to bed. I really appreciate it." Client testimonial, May 2018

"Fast friendly service - Rita was a joy to worth with." Client testimonial, February 2018

"The help received has been greatly appreciated and I would recommend Rita to anyone who is in the same position as I and my now wife. Despite the stumbling blocks put in our way by the system, Rita and Cartwright King provided an excellent service and we can now move on with the rest of our life!" Client testimonial, November 2017

"I wanted to express my gratitude for your efforts and dedication for our case. I am grateful to you that you took all the stress and restored everything out for us. Your faith, knowledge and determination solved our issues. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done." Client testimonial - October 2017

"I would like to thank you and your team for a very professional and caring service. Over the last three years you have worked with me to help my friends be together after falling in love. I am pleased to report they are now happily married and living in Derbyshire. I’m in no doubt that without your professionalism and attention to detail this would never have happened. Both I and the married couple can't thank you enough and would have no hesitation in recommending you to others." Client testimonial- March 2017

"Rita was very helpful and helped my partner Kaye. It was very stressful as all cases would be." Client testimonial - March 2017

"I have been working with Rita on my case which has now been closed with flying colours. I found the service with Rita and Cartwright King to be excellent. I am very grateful and will recommend anyone to Cartwright King if need be. Once again, thank you." Client testimonial - February 2017

"We found our solicitor at Cartwright King to be very informative and very honest about all variable outcomes for our immigration case. Our questions were answered quickly throughout the process. With all of the preparation and hard work we ended up with a positive result the first time." Client testimonial - January 2017  

"We found our solicitor at Cartwright King to be very informative and very honest about all variable outcomes for our immigration case. Our questions were answered quickly throughout the process. With all of the preparation and hard work we ended up with a positive result the first time." Client testimonial - January 2017

"I thought the case went as well as could be expected. You explained everything and kept me up to date. I would recommend you to anyone so thank you for everything you did for me." Client testimonial - October 2016

"Rita has been acting for our Charity since our inception in 2011.

Rita has been instrumental in dealing with all our immigration matters, in particular visa applications for Priests that we need to recruit from India for our Haveli (Temple) in Leicester.

We have had the comfort of knowing and experiencing that once Rita has been instructed on any case, we can safely leave it for her to resolve the matter in a professional manner and to our satisfaction.

We had a very serious issue arise early this year, whereby the Home Office notified us their decision to revoke our Sponsorship Licence (A Rated), which would have meant the effective closure of our Haveli, without an experienced and trained Priest from India being there to continue the service.

It was due to the help and support Rita provided and the methodical preparation of the documents for presentation to the appointed barrister regarding the Pre Action Protocol letter threatening Judicial Review as well as the attendance at the various meetings with the Trustees and the barrister, that we managed to have the Home Office reverse the decision and reinstate our licence.

This professional outcome would not have been possible without the selfless hard work and tireless efforts within and out of office hours on Rita’s part; the Trustees of Vaishnav Sangh of UK are truly indebted to her for the service that she has given to our Charity." Client testimonial - October 2016

"As my case has been closed, I write to express my appreciation for your effort, determination and perseverance. My case took longer than expected which is beyond your control but at the end we have achieved something. My family and I want to thank you personally, your colleagues and the entire firm for your service. I hope we will meet again." Client testimonial - January 2015 

 "Before handing over this case to you, I spoke to a couple of other solicitors as well. But the way you explained the case and told me the solution was more appropriate. The service I received was excellent because whenever I sent an email or left a message over the phone, I received a reply back. A big favour you gave me to drop documents at my home as promised made a difference because normally solicitors don't do that. Finally my in-laws got a 6 months visa, and they are very happy. Once again thanks for your help, support and good service. I will definitely recommend your services." Client testimonial - July 2014

For further information please get in touch with our dedicated team.

You can always call us on 0845 894 1622 or email on info@cartwrightking.co.uk


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