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Ritu Sethi is an award winning Lawyer, Business Woman, and Author, and a regular speaker on law and business throughout the UK. In 2019, she was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Asian Lawyers at the Asian Legal Awards. In 2018, she was a finalist for the 'Best in Law London' at the Asian Business Awards. In 2017, she was shortlisted as a finalist in the HSBC Forward Ladies Awards, nominated for Best in Legal Sector at the British Indian Awards, and made the shortlist in the prestigious Woman of The Year 2017 category at the British Asian Achievers Awards (BAAs) – a programme endorsed by UK Prime Minister, Theresa May. The Sethi Partnership Solicitors, is also multi-award winning and has gone from strength to strength .

As a regular speaker and commentator, Ritu has presented her own television show Chai with Ritu, which ran as a 13-part series on Sky TV, and is a regular voice at professional business events and compeering functions. She is a regular guest on television and radio shows, such as BBC Radio London where she acts as a regular newspaper reviewer, and writes regularly for the legal industry press.

As both a Lawyer and a Business Founder, as well as a Mother and Wife, Ritu discovered very early on in her career that there were very few business orientated self-improvement strategies to help women succeed in male dominated fields. As a result, she has now published her first book, Having It All Now: An Inspirational Journey to Becoming a Superwoman’ to arm others like her with the tools to succeed. Having It All Now was voted Best Inspirational Book 2013 by IBBF in London Parliament, and you can order your copy today directly through the website.

Awards & Achievements

  • 2021 - Awarded Business Woman of the Year at the Asian Business Awards.

  • 2020 - Asian Power Couples Hot 100 for 2020

  • 2019 – Awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the Society of Asian Lawyers at the Asian Legal Awards.
  • 2018 - Finalist for the ‘Best in Law London’ at the Asian Business Awards.
  • Nominated for ‘Woman of the Year’ at the British Asian Achievers Awards 2017
  • Shortlisted in the HSBC Forward Ladies Awards 2017
  • Nominated for Best in Legal Services at The British Indian Awards (BIA) 2017
  • Winner of the British Indian Awards for Services in Law 2016
  • Top 5 women who rock in a sari 2014
  • Asian Top 100 Hot Power Couple 2014
  • Nominated for Best in Legal Services by British Indian Awards 2013 presented by BDO
  • Won Author of Best Inspirational Book by IBBF 2013 in London Parliament
  • Won Female Entrepreneur of the year 2012 Asian Achievers Awards by IBBF in London Parliament
  • Won Businesswoman of the year 2008 from the Asian Woman of Excellence Awards 2008
  • Won 'Business category at the First Women Achievement Awards' 2008
  • Won Businesswoman category of the India International Awards 2008
  • Won Business Services at the First Women Awards 2008
  • Won Award of Achievement in Judiciary /Law 2007
  • Nominated for the Professional Excellence Jewel Award in September 2007
  • Nominated for Professional of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards 2007
  • Nominated for Asian Business award 2006
  • Nominated for Legal Personality by Society of Asian Lawyers of the year award in year 2005
  • Achievement award for Business Women of the Year 2003
  • Nominated for Women in Business Award for Asian Achievers Award in 2003Nominated for Asian
  • Black Women Business Owners, sponsored by BT
  • Won the Asian Business Women of the Year 2000 award, awarded by the European Federation of

Current and Past Member

  • The Law Society
  • The Middlesex Law Society
  • Society of Asian Lawyers
  • Criminal Law Solicitors Association
  • Harrow Business Community Trust
  • Trustee for Sai School of Harrow
  • Steering Committee for Asian Business at Greater London Authority
  • Former Director of North West London Chamber of Commerce
  • Panel Member for Business Loan Committee
  • Appeared as Legal Expert on many TV Shows
  • Appeared on Radio programs including BBC Radio London on
  • Judge on Panel for London Excellence Business Awards
  • Legal Column writer for Asiana Magazine 2010
  • Judge for the Asian Awards 2011
  • Legal Writer for articles in Harrow Times Newspaper 2012
  • Legal writer for Asian Wealth Magazine

Past Criminal Defence Duty Solicitor

  • Harrow Police Station
  • Ealing Police Station
  • Uxbridge Police Station
  • Uxbridge Magistrates Court
  • Harrow Magistrates Court

Other areas of personal & professional development

January 2007: Photography Course
January 2004: YMCA Nutritional Course
March 2003: YMCA Fitness Instructor
1994: Set up own High-street practice, The Sethi Partnership Solicitors
1990 – 1994: Practised as a Junior Partner / Solicitor at Procters Solicitors
March 1990: Admitted as a Solicitor
1990: Qualified as a Beauty Therapist having completed the ITEC Beauty Diploma at Redbridge Technical College
1987 – 1990: 2 years Training Contract to qualify as a solicitor
1987: Law Society Finals (Bristol) Solicitors Examination
1983 – 1986: LL.B (Hons)(Bristol)
1983: Ilford County Grammar School for Girls, A Levels in: English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

What people say

"Congratulations on being the recipient of an amazing accolade and award. This is a result of all your hard work, dedication, perseverance, strength, and enthusiasm of making a difference in the world.  You are a great inspiration to all the women including myself.  You show us it is possible to balance life with all the roles we play each and every day.  May you continue to receive his grace and send you lots of love, best wishes and blessings.  All the best in your continuing journey.  May god continue to guide you, support you and protect you on your chosen path"