Amrit S Virdi

Amrit S Virdi

Partner

Amrit Virdi is a highly accomplished and seasoned Solicitor with over 40 years of experience in private client matters. As

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7200

amrit@rfclaw.co.uk

Amrit S Virdi

Partner

Amrit Virdi is a highly accomplished and seasoned Solicitor with over 40 years of experience in private client matters. As the head of the Conveyancing department, he specialises in Residential and Commercial Property transactions. With a notable track record, Amrit has successfully handled numerous property transactions, including sales, purchases, and transfers of equity. His expertise also extends to high-value commercial litigation cases in the Court of Appeal and Chancery Division.

Amrit is highly regarded for his extensive knowledge and advice on Wills and Probate matters, particularly involving substantial estates. He is committed to delivering exceptional results and ensuring total client satisfaction. Amrit’s meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication have earned him a strong reputation within the legal community.

Beyond his legal practice, Amrit plays a key role in the overall management of the firm, contributing to its success and growth. With his profound expertise, client-centric approach, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Amrit Virdi continues to be a respected and sought-after Solicitor in the industry.

David J. Dunitz

David J. Dunitz

Partner

David is a senior Solicitor with extensive experience of litigation work; including property litigation acting for both landlords and tenants;

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7209

david@rfclaw.co.uk

David J. Dunitz

Partner

David is a senior Solicitor with extensive experience of litigation work; including property litigation acting for both landlords and tenants; personal injury matters including road traffic accidents, accidents at work and public liability; commercial disputes and professional negligence. David also undertakes family work, including applications for contact with children and financial matters arising from divorces; and has additionally dealt with probate work and cases involving contested Wills.

David’s all-round experience gives him insight into the issues and he has an eye for detail. He has acquired extensive knowledge of Court procedure, frequently undertakes Court advocacy and negotiates settlements in many disputes. He has an empathy with people and sees it as his responsibility to advise clients at the outset if the case is not watertight or outside his area of expertise; and to negotiate the best possible outcome for the client at minimal cost to the client.

David offers a 30-minute consultation to advise on whether the client has a case. If David feels that there is little mileage in the claim, he does not charge. If the evidence in favour of the client is compelling, he will consider taking the case on a ‘no win no fee’ so that the client only pays for out of pocket expenses which the firm incurs.

Robert Wood

Consultant Solicitor & Notary Public

Robert Wood qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and is head of our Leasehold Enfranchisement department. He went on to

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7207

robert@rfclaw.co.uk

Robert Wood

Consultant Solicitor & Notary Public

Robert Wood qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and is head of our Leasehold Enfranchisement department.

He went on to work at the Leasehold Advisory Service in central London for nine years before returning to private practice.

In 2010 Robert qualified as a Notary Public and has a Notaries practice at our Maida Vale office. In 2015, Robert qualified as a property management and valuation surveyor and is the only solicitor/surveyor in the UK.

Robert’s areas of expertise are Collective Enfranchisement (buying the freehold), Lease Extensions, Right to Manage and the Right of First Refusal (the freeholder offering the freehold to the leaseholders). Robert recently completed what is probably the largest Right to Manage acquisition in the country.

Robert has a nationwide following in buying the freehold of leasehold houses which is a particular area of expertise. Most leasehold houses are located in Cardiff, Medway and the north of England. Robert has successfully purchased the freehold of leasehold houses on many occasions and is considered to be a nationally respected practitioner in this niche area of law.

Robert is an experienced conveyancer acting for clients whether they are buying or selling a property, transferring equity or remortgaging, to name but a few. He also deals with boundary disputes and service charge issues.

Robert is able to manage all of these areas of law, regardless of where the property is located or where you live. Robert is accomplished in drafting wills for clients and manages probate and probate related disputes.

Contact Robert with any enquiries you may have or to arrange a free initial consultation.

Sashi Pararajasingam

Sashi Pararajasingam

Consultant Solicitor

Sashi qualified as a Solicitor in 2012 and specialises in immigration matters, as well as landlord and tenant disputes, where

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7210

sashi@rfclaw.co.uk

Sashi Pararajasingam

Consultant Solicitor

Sashi qualified as a Solicitor in 2012 and specialises in immigration matters, as well as landlord and tenant disputes, where she acts for the tenant. She has had experience in dealing with the Home Office on various matters on behalf of her clients, to include removal decisions as well as nationality matters. She also has experience in unlawful eviction claims and has acted on behalf of tenants that have been taken advantage of.

In case of emergencies such as imminent removal from the UK by the authorities, or where you have been unlawfully evicted with nowhere to go, please call Sashi’s emergency phone number: 0786 894 2191.

Anand S Virdi

Anand S Virdi

Solicitor

Anand is a skilled Solicitor who qualified in March 2021 and has since been making significant contributions to the Conveyancing

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7212

anand@rfclaw.co.uk

Anand S Virdi

Solicitor

Anand is a skilled Solicitor who qualified in March 2021 and has since been making significant contributions to the Conveyancing and Private Client departments. With a comprehensive understanding of both residential and commercial matters, Anand offers expert advice throughout the entire process, from initial stages to completion. His areas of expertise include sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties, remortgages, and lease extensions.

Anand pursued his academic journey by reading Law (LLB Hons) at the University of Hertfordshire. He next completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law (London Bloomsbury).

Driven by a passion for innovation, Anand seamlessly integrates cutting-edge technology into his workflow, bringing a modernistic and highly efficient approach to his work. He prioritises client satisfaction, ensuring their objectives are met with excellence. His dedication has led him to establish strong relationships with a growing and diverse client base since joining the firm.

In addition to his legal responsibilities, Anand actively contributes to the practice’s management, overseeing the firm’s IT infrastructure and digital marketing endeavors.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Anand channels his creativity through professional wedding/event photography. He also enjoys playing field hockey, going to the gym and engaging in DIY projects. Notably, Anand accomplished the National 3 Peaks Challenge in 2015.

Ikleen Gulati

Ikleen Gulati

Solicitor

Ikleen qualified as a Solicitor in September 2017 and has worked predominantly on Personal Injury and Employment Matters. She is

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7215

ikleen@rfclaw.co.uk

Ikleen Gulati

Solicitor

Ikleen qualified as a Solicitor in September 2017 and has worked predominantly on Personal Injury and Employment Matters. She is able to work both on small and large value cases and has represented clients who have suffered life-changing injuries as a result of Road Traffic Accidents, injuries at work and any Public Liability Matters. Ikleen will consider taking matters on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis if the prospects of the case are high. On Employment matters, Ikleen has advised both Employers and Employees on a wide range of employment issues and can draft/advise on Settlement Agreements. Ikleen also deals with a wide range of private client matters including Probate, drafting of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorneys and assists on Conveyancing transactions. Ikleen is fluent in Punjabi.

Ikleen has key negotiation skills and is able to reach settlements quickly and efficiently and has represented clients against large corporations. Ikleen is known for her patience and professionalism amongst her clients and prides herself in client care.

Outside of work, Ikleen enjoys her time socialising with her friends and family. She keeps active by attending the gym and regular Zumba and yoga sessions. She is also a keen traveller.

Nishant Katira

Nishant Katira

Licenced Conveyancer

Nishant is a Licenced Conveyancer. A highly-skilled conveyancer independently running and managing his case load in Conveyancing. Nishant is highly

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7208

nishant@rfclaw.co.uk

Nishant Katira

Licenced Conveyancer

Nishant is a Licenced Conveyancer. A highly-skilled conveyancer independently running and managing his case load in Conveyancing. Nishant is highly knowledgeable and experienced, with ten years industry experience. He possesses a wide skill set, including advising clients on various aspects of conveyancing in the firm.

Qualified as a Lawyer in India in 2006, he also holds a Master of Law Degree LLM from Queen Mary University of London. Since immigrating to the UK in 2011, he has been practising conveyancing law with reputable firms bringing a decade of experience with him.

Nishant lives in London with his wife and 2 daughters. Nishant will also be shortly starting the process of obtaining qualification as a probate practitioner.

When not at work Nishant enjoys listening to soft music, camping and taking long drives with his family.

Erin Kennedy

Erin Kennedy

Solicitor

Erin qualified as a Solicitor in July 2023 and brings her expertise to our Litigation and Private Client departments. Her

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7203

erin@rfclaw.co.uk

Erin Kennedy

Solicitor

Erin qualified as a Solicitor in July 2023 and brings her expertise to our Litigation and Private Client departments.

Her educational journey began with a degree in English Literature from the University of Westminster, followed by the successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2019. Subsequently, Erin pursued her Legal Practice Course at City University, where she excelled and earned a distinction.

Driven by a commitment to professional growth, Erin is currently engaged in the prestigious STEP qualification, a testament to her dedication to becoming a qualified Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP) in the near future.

Beyond her legal pursuits, Erin indulges in her passions during leisure time. She finds joy in exploring new destinations, engaging in netball matches within a mixed social league, and immersing herself in captivating books.

Avtar S Bhoda

Avtar S Bhoda

Accounts Manager

Avtar is an Accounts Manager with over 30 years experience specialising in Solicitors Accounts in London. Prior to that, he

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Maida Vale, London

avtar@rfclaw.co.uk

Avtar S Bhoda

Accounts Manager

Avtar is an Accounts Manager with over 30 years experience specialising in Solicitors Accounts in London. Prior to that, he was employed as a Legal assistant, Legal Cashier and Officer Manager for a Solicitor (who was then appointed a Judge of the High Court of Kenya) in Kenya.

Avtar attended non-examination courses in Accounts, Economics and Preliminary Law at Nairobi University.

Vanina Hristova

Vanina Hristova

Paralegal

Vanina is a Paralegal in our Residential Conveyancing department. She has worked within the residential property sector since 2017 and

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7202

vanina@rfclaw.co.uk

Vanina Hristova

Paralegal

Vanina is a Paralegal in our Residential Conveyancing department.

She has worked within the residential property sector since 2017 and is half-way though completing her CILEx qualification.

Vanina always has time to talk through the conveyancing process with clients, whether first time buyers or seasoned movers, and works hard to deliver the best possible results for them.

She not only assists the Private Client Team with correspondence and general administrative tasks, but she also deals with the drafting of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Inheritance Tax paperwork.

With good attention to detail and a dedicated work ethic, she’s always on hand to provide quality support and assistance to all fee earners, clients and her colleagues.

Sankirtan Srenathan

Sankirtan Srenathan

Paralegal

Sankirtan is a Legal Assistant that works alongside Sashi Pararajasingam in the Immigration department. He studied Law (LLB Hons) at

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Sankirtan Srenathan

Paralegal

Sankirtan is a Legal Assistant that works alongside Sashi Pararajasingam in the Immigration department. He studied Law (LLB Hons) at the University of Kent, Canterbury, and recently went on to complete his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law (London Moorgate) with a Distinction. Sankirtan has had some experience in dealing with the Home Office in immigration matters, as well as dealing with the Courts and Tribunals on behalf of clients’ matters.

Outside of work, Sankirtan relaxes by playing the violin and the piano. He often takes part in concerts and performances around the UK.

Razan Almusawi

Razan Almusawi

Paralegal

Razan is a paralegal who works alongside Sashi Pararajasingam, mainly working in the Immigration department. She studied Law (LLB Hons)

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7204

razan@rfclaw.co.uk

Razan Almusawi

Paralegal

Razan is a paralegal who works alongside Sashi Pararajasingam, mainly working in the Immigration department.

She studied Law (LLB Hons) at the University of Nottingham and recently completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP University (London Holborn), attaining a distinction.

Razan is bilingual in English and Arabic, written and spoken, enabling her to communicate more easily with our international clients.

Outside of work, Razan is an ex-professional football player who played for the Women’s National Team of her home country, Bahrain. She also enjoys playing volleyball, which she played competitively at University, in addition to tennis, skiing and going to the gym.

Kajahltha Thavanathan

Kajahltha Thavanathan

Paralegal

Kajahltha is a paralegal who works alongside Sashi Pararajasingam mainly dealing with Immigration and possession matters. Her qualifications include a

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Kajahltha Thavanathan

Paralegal

Kajahltha is a paralegal who works alongside Sashi Pararajasingam mainly dealing with Immigration and possession matters.

Her qualifications include a LLB from Middlesex University and she has also completed her BPTC at University of Law London.

She has experience working for international law firms such as Freshfields and Clyde Co. Kajahltha has a wide range of experience in legal matters arising in the context of large-scale litigation as well as regulatory investigations. She worked also as a Fraud Investigation Assistant at Ernst & Young in Germany.

Kajahltha has a keen interest in cultures and people, and likes travelling to different destinations, trying exotic foods. Kajahltha is trilingual in English, German, and Tamil.

Azeem Iqbal

Azeem Iqbal

Solicitor

Azeem qualified as a Solicitor in February 2024 and brings his expertise to our Private Client department. He read Law

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7213

azeem@rfclaw.co.uk

Azeem Iqbal

Solicitor

Azeem qualified as a Solicitor in February 2024 and brings his expertise to our Private Client department.

He read Law at Nottingham Law School and then completed his Legal Practice Course where he passed with Distinction.

Azeem is currently engaged in the prestigious STEP qualification, testament to his dedication to becoming a qualified Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP) in the near future.

In his spare time, Azeem enjoys travelling, watching shows at the theatre, hiking, walks around the countryside, listening to Mariah Carey, fine dining, making new friends, visiting National Trust parks and gardening.

Parita Goyal

Parita Goyal

Paralegal

Parita qualified as an Indian lawyer in 2018 and is working alongside Nishant Katira, Anand Virdi and Erin Kennedy, assisting

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7201

parita@rfclaw.co.uk

Parita Goyal

Paralegal

Parita qualified as an Indian lawyer in 2018 and is working alongside Nishant Katira, Anand Virdi and Erin Kennedy, assisting in Conveyancing, Wills and Probate matters.

She also assists the teams with correspondence and general administrative tasks.

She pursued her studies in Law (LL.B.) in India, followed by a Master of Law Degree (LL.M.) from Queen Mary University of London.

Claire Welikala

Claire Welikala

Paralegal

Claire is a paralegal working mainly in the Immigration Department alongside Sashi Pararajasingam. She has a particular interest in Asylum

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Maida Vale, London

0207 644 7206

claire@rfclaw.co.uk

Claire Welikala

Paralegal

Claire is a paralegal working mainly in the Immigration Department alongside Sashi Pararajasingam. She has a particular interest in Asylum and Human Rights law. Before joining RFC, she worked with her husband in their property investment business in London. She also has experience in advertising and the media.

Claire is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where she plans to continue her postgraduate studies in the autumn. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling with friends and family, visiting museums and the theatre, and looking after her lively cat, Butterfly.

Simba

Simba

Office Dog

Meet Simba, the legal luminary in the canine world! With a sharp mind, unwavering loyalty, and a nose for justice,

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Maida Vale, London

0207 624 0041

woof@rfclaw.co.uk

Simba

Office Dog

Meet Simba, the legal luminary in the canine world! With a sharp mind, unwavering loyalty, and a nose for justice, Simba has made an indelible paw print in the legal profession.

From an early age, Simba exhibited an exceptional ability to understand complex legal concepts, barking with conviction at the mere mention of legal jargon. His insatiable curiosity and eagerness to learn led him to enroll in the prestigious Canine School of Law, where he graduated at the top of his class with a degree in Legal Studies.

Simba’s career in the legal profession has been nothing short of extraordinary. He began his journey as a clerk at the renowned law firm of Woofington & Associates, where he quickly impressed his colleagues with his unrivaled dedication and analytical prowess. His innate ability to sniff out crucial evidence and unearth hidden clues made him an invaluable asset to the firm.

When Simba isn’t tirelessly working on behalf of his clients, you can find him enjoying the great outdoors, chasing tennis balls, or indulging in his favorite treats. His delightful and playful demeanor serves as a reminder that even the most accomplished legal professionals need a moment of relaxation.