Rica is a rising star in our Divorce and Family Team, having initially joined Vardags as part of the Graduate Training Programme. She specialises in the full range of divorce and family matters, including those with an international element.
Rica was a finalist in the Herbert Smith Freehills ‘Bring Law to Life’ competition in 2019. As part of this, she came up with a pro-bono project idea, which was aimed at empowering foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong, and presented this to a panel of judges.
Rica graduated from Jesus College, University of Cambridge in Law. She subsequently did a Masters of Law (LLM) at Queen Mary University of London.
Whilst undertaking a Masters at Queen Mary University of London, Rica paralegalled for a year part-time at a law firm specialising in insurance. She also completed a winter vacation scheme at Travers Smith in 2018. Additionally, Rica interned for six weeks in the Access to Justice team at Pathfinders Ltd, a Hong Kong charity that aims to provide help to foreign domestic workers and their children in Hong Kong.
Rica speaks conversational Mandarin and Cantonese.
Rica loves playing netball, and was on a University team whilst doing her Masters. She also recently completed a half-marathon in Cambridge and hopes to complete a marathon in the near future. She also enjoys adventure-based outdoor activities such as caving, coasteering, climbing and bungee-jumping.