Ratika Puri Kapur is an internationally acclaimed Lawyer and a Partner at a highly successful UK Law Firm based in Central London, specialising in Corporate and Private UK immigration law and nationality matters.
Ratika has always felt a deep commitment to support the underprivileged members of our society, particularly with regard to the ill treatment and discrimination faced by women from less fortunate circumstances and backgrounds. She also feels very strongly about fighting the cause of female foeticide, an issue still very much prevalent even in our modern day society.
It is with this objective in mind that she set up the UK Chapter of The Angel! Foundation, a UK registered charity, with the specific aim of creating awareness for the cause of female foeticide and crimes against women. Ratika launched The Angel! Foundation at a high profile lunch in London in June 2010. The launch was an overwhelming success with over 200 distinguished guests contributing to and supporting its worthy cause.
Following the launch, Ratika has organized similar fund raising events, workshops and exhibitions in London to promote and spread awareness of the charitable work that The Angel! Foundation does, particularly in India. These events have been extremely successful in terms of raising the necessary funds and have all been very well attended by influential members of Asian society in the UK, as well as being covered on all the key Asian TV channels, media and press, which has helped significantly to raise further consciousness and recognition towards the The Angeli Foundation’s cause.
Ratika is no stranger to the issue of Human Rights and the fight for equality. She attended the prestigious University College London, where she obtained a LLM Masters Degree in Public International Law, focusing particularly on Immigration and Human Rights. Her career in immigration law began at the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in the UK, where she gained key insights into the UK Home Office’s approach and policies concerning immigration and human rights, providing her with an enhanced understanding and appreciation of the immigration process from both the government’s perspective as well as the applicants.
Since establishing her immigration practice, Ratika’s career has gone from strength to strength and she is highly regarded for her professional reputation and vast experience in UK immigration law. She has been invited many a time to speak at international seminars and conferences as well as being consulted by BBC TV on several occasions to discuss the impact of the continually changing face of UK immigration’s laws and policies.