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Monicka Rai - Family lawyer

Monicka Rai


T: 01865 268 387 (DDI)
T: 01865 792 300

Monicka is an associate in our Family team specialising in private law cases involving children, financial disputes within divorce and separation proceedings. She joined Royds Withy King in June 2014.

Over the last 18 months plus, Monicka has been nothing short of fantastic in the way she handled the proceedings. The handling was very professional and the way Monicka has dealt with both has taken a weight off my shoulders in what has both been a very difficult time in my life, thus making it as stress free as possible. I would highly recommend Monicka for what she has done for myself personally and can’t thank her enough.
Adrian Birch

About Monicka

Monicka was recently recognised by The Legal 500 UK as a Next Generation Lawyer. She is “calm and measured; she represents her clients effectively and is a pleasure to deal with”.

Her interest in family law first developed while studying law at A’ level. She then went on to Northumbria University to complete a law degree and the Legal Practice course, where she studied family law in depth in order to pursue a career in this area.

Monicka also regularly offers free advice at the Oxford Citizens Advice Bureaux.

Memberships :

Oxford Young Professionals


When dealing with such sensitive matters I try to ensure that I have a sympathetic, yet practical approach to achieve the best outcome for everyone, but most importantly the children involved. I believe in building good relationships with clients and communicating the law in simple, plain English to make the process as clear as possible.

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