Rita Gupta - Director
“Rita Gupta is highly skilled and commercially minded - she delivers a slick, "Rolls-Royce" service.
“Clients love her and she has a certain gravitas that instills confidence; she is a class act.”
Legal 500 UK
Rita Gupta is Co-Founder and Director of LGFL Ltd, known for her ability to accurately tailor her advice and services to the needs of each individual client. Together with fellow Director Anne Leiper, has built up one of the most dynamic family law firms in southern England
Rita deals with all areas of Family Law here at LGFL. Her key areas include divorce, finances, cohabitation issues, children, and relationship planning. As a former member of the Law Society’s Children Law panel, she specialises in cases involving children, and financial settlements where the interests of minor children are upmost.
Rita believes in a holistic approach to divorce, and has created a unique network of professionals to help clients through the everyday challenges of separation and life after divorce. This holistic approach sets LGFL apart from its competitors both in the Reading area and nationally.
Rita also spearheads the firm’s continuing commitment to supporting local charities and international organisations alike with special events, sponsorship and donations.
She is also behind LGFL’s innovative marketing activities, including cutting edge social media designed to share information on how “divorce is about more than the law”. These include short hints and tips videos, articles for the Law Society blog, presenting webinars at MBL for legal professionals, and a new podcast.
After graduating from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Nottingham Law School Rita trained with IBB solicitors, where she gained a keen interest in Family Law.
She first met fellow Director Anne Leiper at Pinto Potts solicitors, working with her in the Family Law department. Rita quickly developed her expertise in child law and domestic violence resolution. She then joined Goughs solicitors where she specialised in complex children cases.
In 2008, Anne Leiper invited her to jointly form the practice of LGFL LLP (now LGFL Ltd). Over a decade on, LGFL has achieved Ranked status in Chambers and Partners, and is a Tiered firm in the prestigious UK Legal 500.
Rita is passionate about nurturing new legal talent, coordinating the Internship and Mentoring programme at LGFL Ltd, and is part of the Law Society Mentoring Scheme.
Rita was named Family Law Solicitor of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2017, and was a finalist in the 2017 Hampshire Venus Awards for Professional of the Year.
She is also founder of the Boutique MD, a peer consultancy for start up and niche law firms and businesses.
English (native speaker), conversational Hindi and Punjabi
- Member of the Law Society’s Family Law panel
- Former member of the Law Society’s Children panel
- Member of Resolution
- Formerly part of the Law Society Mentoring Scheme.
- Recognised Practitioner in the Chambers and Partners UK edition
- Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer
Rita is a busy wife and mum to a football and cricket-mad son, spending many happy hours on the touchline! She practices yoga, likes to keep fit, and has a fascination with fashion. She loves socialising with family and friends, as well as reading, film and travel.
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Podcast: The Modern Family Lawyer
"Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers represented me during a Residency order for my 4 year old daughter. My daughter ended up living with me and my family. We are so happy knowing she is safe and happy.
I don't believe I could have got to this stage without the services of Rita Gupta and her team at LGFL Ltd. They understood that this was a new process to me which at times could be very stressful, and were always there when I needed support.
Their professionalism put me at ease and I know I made the right decision to go with them. They guided me through the whole process, and their advice was swift and exceptional.
Rita is friendly and very approachable. She gets the job done whilst keeping you constantly in the loop. If she is unavailable, her support team is there to help you with any queries.
I would highly recommend LGFL Ltd especially if you're dealing with any complex Children Act cases."
Child Residency Order case