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Rita Kotecha

Position(s)  Head of Team , Solicitor , Senior associate

Area(s) of Practice  Immigration

Location(s)  Leicester

Phone   0116 497 9522


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Rita Kotecha

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. - Client testimonial June 2019


"Rita thank you much for your help, Cartwright kings is very helpful. I will never be able to thank you enough for your help and support and kindness in these matters." Client Testimonial September 2020. 

"I want to thank you for all the effort that you have put in during these difficult times. I really appreciated your direct method of dealing with the issues that we faced in this application. I remember our first conversation where initially I was anxious about how the application process was going to go but after speaking with you I was greatly relieved". Client Testimonial July 2020. 

"The best solicitor I have ever met. Easy to talk who understands and make the client feel comfortable. Very determined, punctual and passionate about her field and make sure the documentation is perfect!! I am so grateful that I have met Rita and she helped me. I will be certainly take her guidance in the nearest future. Wish you all the best Rita for your future endeavours" Client Testimonial 

"As I have some serious family health problems and I told Rita too she also done the fantastic job although I have give her lot of stress but she was calm positive and professional. As a whole I found every member of the Cartwrightking are doing their best of abilities. To me each and every member of cartwrightking has the same importance such as a small to a big part of a machine. Hats off for each and every member of the cartwrightking Solicitor" Client Testimonial.

"Best solicitor at Cartwright King, I was dealing with Rita Kotecha, best solicitor. Done hard work on my case and finally I got my work permit last week, really good service and nice friendly staff to help all time" Client Testimonial August 2019

"My wife and I sought the help of Rita Kotecha after we received the devastating news that our sons application to join his family in the UK had been refused. From the very 1st consultation with Rita she put us at ease and quite clearly explained the process and what was to be expected should we wish to Appeal the home offices decision. Our case was pretty straightforward once we submitted the papers that Rita required, we did however have to go all the way due to the home office refusing to concede. Rita is very professional and kept us informed throughout and even managing to put our minds at ease during an otherwise stressful time.We are extremely grateful for the service that Rita provided and now finally are able to unite our family. Thank you Rita Kotecha" - Client Testimonial August 2019

"Rita Kotecha from Cartwright King Solicitors has helped me in a very complex and difficult immigration scenario which had a positive outcome in the end. They understood the urgency of the initial step and guided me throughout the whole procedure. Rita answered many questions that I had in the whole process quite efficiently and accurately. She was very proficient in providing legal assistance with efficient cover letter and advice. I appreciate all the assistance that I have received from Cartwright King and Rita"  - Client testimonial July 19

''I am delighted to write this reference for Rita Kotecha of Cartwright King Solicitors.
Rita has recently represented me in a difficult family situation, from the initial discussion with the police to the final hearing at magistrates’ court. Her approach was both thorough and sympathetic, and she showed great skill in putting forward my case, to ensure we achieved a positive outcome. Throughout the whole process she provided sound advice in a timely manner, that was reassuring during a stressful period for me and my family.
I would recommend Rita to any person in a similar situation as myself, as she is a professional of the highest order.'' -
Client testimonial June 2019

"It has been a long hard battle to get everything through for my immigration process. It has been good to have Rita taking us through the process step by step and making the system  respond when necessary. I can’t imagine taking on this task without her help." - Client testimonial May 2019

''My husband and I have used Rita’s services twice over the past 3 years. She has helped us secure my spouse visa/ work visa and all the paperwork and applications that go with this process. She has been efficient and effective both times and we have been very delighted with her services. She is prompt and answered any and all questions that came up. I would highly recommend Rita to any one who is going through the visa process. Her knowledge on this subject and the process helps you feel reassured during the entire visa process.'' - Client testimonial May 2019

"Prompt and responsive." Client testimonial, November 2018

"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

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