Raj Kanda


Called to the Bar 2003

Raj is a family law barrister with 15 years of successful practice and experience in the legal industry. He is also dual-qualified as a solicitor and spent several years at a large national firm of solicitors rising to Partner level as a specialist in counter-fraud investigations. Throughout his career he has also created and delivered training to legal professionals at all levels in addition to other corporate and commercial institutions.

His experience as a solicitor has been invaluable. Raj appreciates and understands the pressures and constraints solicitors work under whether it be in relation demands of clients, the rigours of daily practice or the evolving commercial landscape faced by firms across the country. This level of understanding means he is able work in partnership with his professional clients and prefers to do so wherever possible.

Raj commenced practice in 2005 and quickly developed a passion for family proceedings dealing with all aspects of private children law, acting for parents/guardians in care proceedings,  domestic violence and financial proceedings following divorce. He understands the strain and anguish individuals and families face when having to contend with family proceedings. He communicates with clients in a straightforward but sympathetic manner and avoids legalese. He finds this approach is welcomed by all and is of particular benefit for his Direct Access clients.

Direct Access

Raj regularly accepts instructions on a direct access basis and is happy to provide a 30 minute free consultation to anyone who is need of legal assistance and would like to talk things through before proceeding with a formal instruction.


Away from life at the Bar and the classroom, I am with my family. Then I am an obsessive road cyclist and motor enthusiast. I also love to spend time in the kitchen and visit the theatre.


What my clients say:


Family client/victim of domestic abuse

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. Essex

Family client/victim of domestic abuse

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. Mr L P, East Riding.

Family law/victim of domestic abuse
Dear Raj. Thank you so much. I am profoundly grateful to you. I thought you spoke eloquently and with sensitivity to the situation. You're right, it is a sad sorry story. I feel like I am emerging from a very long nightmare. I am astonished at the care and professional kindness you have shown to me.  Ms G.S, Manchester

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


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