Our Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners rankings for 2024

When you are looking for a new electrical appliance, do you look at reviews before you buy? A lot of professional services websites, including ours, pull in reviews from various sources such as Google, Trip Advisor, CheckaTrade and more.

Most of these major review sites work hard to ensure reviews are genuine, but inevitably you will find a set of over-effusive reviews (and equally crushingly negative reviews) that just don’t ring true. It can often be difficult to sort the straight-talking reality from the superlative-laden ‘scripted’ reviews.


Sorting the genuine from the gushing

Gathering ethically-sourced and verified reviews is one of the main reasons we have a Profile in the two leading legal firms directories, namely the Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners. These long-established and internally recognised directories undertake detailed research into each law firm using their own teams of researchers, and criteria that covers all aspects of a firm’s activities.

To help them, each law firm is asked to send a list of referees that have given their consent to be contacted, and who will give a frank and honest testimonial (review) of our services.


Anonymous and verified testimonials

When the reviews/testimonials appear on our online Profile, we have no idea who submitted which review. But we are very glad they do, because it enables anyone viewing our Profiles to read independently gathered feedback on all aspects of LGFL’s services.

We take these reviews very seriously too, using them to help us build and improve on what people most like about our Thames Valley family law firm, and especially our high level of personal service.


How we rank in Berkshire and beyond

Both directories rank our family law firm and our lawyers in Tiers (Legal 500) and Bands (Chambers). This system ranks us alongside other law firms in the Thames Valley area, and nationwide too. So potential clients like you can compare our services with those from much bigger multi-disciplinary firms with several offices, for example.

We’re proud that these rankings consistently show how LGFL is right up there with some very big names indeed!


Our Profiles for the 2024 editions

Here are our rankings and testimonials for the 2024 editions, and those all-important testimonials.

THE LEGAL 500 UK 2024


The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms
The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms


We are delighted that we have maintained our strong position as a Tier 3 firm, with both Directors as Recommended Lawyers. This shows once again how we can provide professional advice and action on a par with major players in family law in our area.

The Legal 500 also writes a short review of our firm, noting how we have:

“Carved out a niche specialism in cases regarding SEN children and post-separation abuse. “

“Having worked with them for years now I can honestly say it is the best set of solicitors I have worked with. They are dedicated to their clients, colleagues and associates. A highly personable boutique firm. Both directors are always on hand to deal with the problems ahead.”

“LGFL have a unique approach to family law that is both holistic and personalised, pragmatic yet determined, considered and contemporary. The directors are very much in touch with the latest national news and developments likely to impact on families, separating parents and those considering divorce. As a result, their clients benefit from an empathetic and informed approach to each and every case, which focuses on the emotional as well as the financial and legal aspects of divorce.”

“LGFL has an increasing reputation for complex cases involving SEN children, which in itself is an indication of how their personal and in-depth approach helps those for whom divorce is potentially both highly emotional and complicated.”

“Rita Gupta is a real live-wire, always crackling with new ideas, innovative approaches and fuelled by a deep-felt passion for the welfare of children caught up in separation and divorce. She is the driving force behind LGFL’s wide-ranging marketing and outreach activity, from blogs addressing key subjects and concerns to thought-provoking and practical articles for both legal and popular press.”

“Director Anne Leiper is a veritable powerhouse of information especially on financial matters. She is tenacious and determined, and very much the lawyer you want on your side in a divorce.”

“Together, Rita Gupta and Anne Leiper lead a dedicated team that enables this small boutique firm to truly punch above its weight. LGFL regularly take on major city law firms in the courtroom and achieve the right outcome for their clients.”

“LGFL are a boutique law firm who specialise in, among other areas family law where domestic abuse and children with special educational needs are involved. Their knowledge of these areas are outstanding, and this is a real strength when offering appropriate and realistic advice to their clients.”





The only way is up this year, with our family law firm and our two directors all ranked in Band 2. It’s a major achievement for our boutique firm as we celebrate 15 years since Rita and Anne founded LGFL in Yateley with one phone, one desk, and just five client files!

“The whole team are on the ball, friendly, hard-working, helpful and efficient.”

“The team are very professional and diligent in all matters. Replies are always prompt and show laser-focused attention to details.”

“I have found that LFGL are able to pick apart the details of a very complex case and provide well thought through and balanced advice. The team have been able to identify the key facts and key pieces of evidence and also pick up on the nuances of the case.”

“Anne was very professional and calm with me.”

“Anne's experience, professionalism and acumen are impeccable.”

“Rita is a powerhouse and everything that I'd look for in a lawyer. She is smart, focused and has a real passion for client service.”

"I’d never have any hesitation in recommending Rita or the firm.”

“Dealing with Rita is effortless and she makes things so easy.”

“In the ten years that I've had dealings with Rita, she has always been extremely trustworthy and understanding of the situation I've been in.”

“Rita is very intelligent, quick to assimilate information and provides very pragmatic advice having taken everything into account. I also feel she always has time to listen to me and answer my questions.”


Is LGFL the right family law firm for you?

If you need timely, accurate and pragmatic legal advice, book your initial one hour consultation with us. You will have a full 60 minutes for the price of 30 minutes to discuss your circumstances, concerns and aspirations for your separation, divorce or family law issue. To book your appointment:

- Call us

- Email us

- Request a consultation online