Rajinder Rai

Solicitor & Accredited Mediator

“I was blown away by her speed of mind and generosity”



Contentious Probate

Rajinder’s focus is contentious probate matters such as challenging Wills and Court of Protection cases.

Honest, empathetic and able to relate to all people and their circumstances, she has a “no nonsense” and candid approach. She is ever mindful of costs especially in proportion to the size of the claim and will go the extra mile to achieve her clients’ objectives – including, where appropriate, seeking external assistance from other professionals whose expertise she feels can benefit the case.

Rajinder has built up her contentious legal work skills through a mixed case-load of disputes – from probate and wills, family-related, cohabitee and Children Act matters, to property, insolvency, contract/building disputes and landlord and tenant matters – including repossessions.

Always up for a challenge, Rajinder has done a great deal of advocacy work, tenaciously fighting her client’s corner. In 22 years, she has lost only 3 cases and this is not only due to drawing on her advocacy skills when required, but also in large measure to a pragmatic approach that always seeks to minimise client costs while maximising client benefit. In this regard she encourages, where possible or appropriate, utilising alternative modes of dispute resolution rather than the expensive route of litigating all the way to trial. Related to this, Rajinder is an accredited mediator – not only in her own field of contentious probate but also for a broad range of disputes ranging from small claims actions to corporate/commercial disputes.

Rajinder sits on the Executive Committee of the Civil Litigation Section of the Law Society (London), which spearheads Law Society initiatives aimed at keeping civil litigation practitioners up to date with changes in the law and procedure. This involves publishing information over various media and organising workshops, conferences and other events.

She is also an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator and an accredited Workplace Mediator with the Civil Mediation Council.

In her spare time, Rajinder enjoys going to the gym, pilates, listening to music, riding her bike, cooking and fine dining and good wine!


Further Testimonials

“Rajinder Rai took on my case and the speed at which she turned around my extremely difficult case has been amazing.”

“Rajinder, Thank you so much for your professional and helpful approach at this stressful time.”

“Rajinder Rai is a credit to her firm. As a client you feel confident that she is always working in your best interests and will try to keep your legal expenditure to what is absolutely necessary. Given the legal complexities, she works hard to ensure that she explains things in a way that can be understood and is always careful to manage expectations.”

“I want to thank you so very very much Rajinder for your help and guidance. The emotional rollercoaster has been immense and there have been times I certainly could have lost my sanity!!”

“Rajinder, has been an absolute rock to me on a professional and emotional level. My case is very sensitive and I have struggled with the emotional implications of the whole situation. Rajinder has been empathetic and professional the whole time and I don’t know how I would have got through it, without her support and that of her team. “

“Thank you so much for your help, support and guidance during the troublesome few months. In the nicest way possible we hope not to have to call on your services again.”


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Contact Rajinder

  • 020 7228 0017
  • rajinder.rai@hanne.co.uk

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