Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners: our new 2020 rankings

Legal500 and Chambers Rankings 2020 for LGFL

In a flurry of activity, both the Legal 500 and Chambers issue their new 2020 editions in a two week period. It’s an exciting time for LGFL Ltd, as we’ve risen up in the rankings in Chambers and have a truly amazing write-up in the Legal 500.


What are the Legal 500 and Chambers guides?

Just to remind you, the Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK are guides to the best lawyers and law firms. Rankings can be awarded to both individuals and firms, and are based on extensive and independent research by the guides themselves. Researchers contacts colleagues and clients to assess us on various criteria, and get unique feedback from those whom we have worked with.


The Legal 500

The Legal 500 ranks firms in tiers according to their location, and individual lawyers by their status within their specialist areas. So, for the 2020 guide:


LGFL Ltd is a Tier 3 Leading Firm in Family Law for the region Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40. The guide says:

“(The) boutique, partner-led practice - which is known for providing a service 'on par with any of the top City family law firms' - is led by the 'insightful' and 'tenacious' Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta, who 'delivers a "Rolls-Royce" service'. The firm, which was established in 2008, works with 'well-heeled, high net worth clients' seeking assistance in contentious family and private child law matters, as well as advising on divorce proceedings and complex financial arrangements.”

The testimonials are so heartening for the firm:

“A strong contender to the bigger/more commercial firms in/around Reading and Hampshire. Clients receive a very high standard of service, and the two founding partners there are very hands-on and responsive (unlike many other bigger firms).”


Both Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta maintain their coveted positions as Recommended Lawyers. Our two Directors receive high praise too:

“Rita Gupta is highly skilled and commercially minded - she delivers a slick, "Rolls-Royce" service.”

“Anne Leiper fights tooth and nail for her clients and no stone is left unturned.”

You can read the whole entry at our Legal 500 page.

Chambers and Partners

Chambers ranks departments within a law firm in Bands within their location, and individual lawyers by their status within their specialist areas. It’s a bit confusing, as a lawyer and a firm can be in a Band, and a firm can be a Recognised Practitioner!

For the 2020 edition:


LGFL Ltd is ranked in Chambers and has risen from Band 3 to Band 2 in the specialist category of Family/Matrimonial for Reading and surrounds. The guide notes our expertise in ‘cases involving cross-border arrangements’, and ‘complex Children Act matters’.

Testimonials for the firm include:

"The partners have complementary skills and a great personal touch, making them easy to work with.”


Anne Leiper maintains her position as a listed individual, whilst Rita Gupta rises to become a Recognised Practitioner.

These awards place LGFL and our Directors amongst the very best in the country, as the UK Legal 500 says ‘on (a) par with any of the top City family law firms’. As a director-led boutique family law firm, we are very proud to be ranked with the best of the best.

Call us if you’d like to discuss your situation and how we might help.