Our Chambers UK Rankings for Family/Matrimonial [Updated October 2023]

The new Chambers UK 2023 edition is now live, with new rankings for LGFL as a firm, and our two Directors as individuals.

Our Director-led family law firm holds its excellent position as a Band 2 firm in Reading and surrounds for Family/Matrimonial law. We're delighted that our boutique firm sits alongside much larger firms in our area, a testament to our clients’ confidence in our expertise and the results we can achieve.

Once again, both our Directors Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta are Ranked Individuals in Chambers UK 2023.

• Anne Leiper is ranked in Band 2

• Rita Gupta is ranked in Band 3

There are only ten Ranked Individuals in Family/Matrimonial law for the entire Reading area, so we are immensely proud that Rita and Anne are two of them!

Here’s what the UK Guide 2023 says:

What the team is known for

LGFL is a boutique firm based in Reading that assists clients with a broad range of family law issues. The firm acts on financial remedy matters, representing clients in both contentious and collaborative proceedings. It offers additional expertise in complex Children Act matters and abduction cases.


Notable practitioners

Rita Gupta

Rita Gupta advises clients on divorce proceedings, including financial remedy and spousal maintenance proceedings, and on private children law disputes, including relocation cases.

"Rita is tenacious and hardworking, putting her clients first and working to achieve the best result."

"I'm so glad I had Rita by my side while dealing with an extremely stressful period of my life."

"Rita clearly knows her law and the court process."


Anne Leiper

Director and co-founder of the firm Anne Leiper focuses on handling contentious and collaborative matrimonial finance matters, often on behalf of high net worth individuals in proceedings involving overseas assets. She advises on Children Act proceedings and injunctive proceedings.

"Anne is very down-to-earth, extremely knowledgeable and fights for her clients."

"I cannot speak highly enough of Anne. She’s knowledgeable, rational, calm and collected. She helped simplify complex situations and her guidance was hugely appreciated during an emotional time."


Who are Chambers?

Chambers and Partners is a long-established, highly respected guide to the best law firms in the UK. Originally published in book form, the Guides is now available online and is free for anyone to view at any time. Chambers is referenced by the legal profession and by the public to find the most suitable law firm, large or small, for a particular case or issue. Each ranked firm has a has a unique editorial section written by the guide, based on its extensive research. You can find out more at the Chambers UK website.

As Chambers and Partners explain:

“If you are buying legal services in the UK and need reliable recommendations on the best law firms and solicitors, then our rankings, editorial and analysis will provide you with the information you need to make the best-informed decision when it matters.”

Chambers UK solicitors edition ranks each law firm in its specialist area of law and geographical area in a Band, Band 1 being the highest. So, LGFL is listed in the specialist category Family/Matrimonial for Reading and surrounds area.

Chambers also ranks individual lawyers in Bands, as an Associate to Watch, or a Recognised Practitioners. To even make this ranking list is a major achievement.

So, when you find a boutique law firm with Chambers rankings as high as ours, you know it is a mark of in-depth knowledge, years of experience, high quality service, and consistently good results.