As a boutique law firm, we are always excited when the rankings for the Legal 500 and Chambers are announced in September and October each year.
About the Legal 500 UK and Chambers & Partners UK
The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners are guides to the best lawyers and law firms in the UK (and beyond). Both guides can award ranking to individuals and firms. These prestigious rankings are awarded after extensive and independent research by the guides during the previous 9 months. The guides' researchers interview professional colleagues and clients to assess each firm, and publish selections of unique feedback from those interviewed.
The Legal 500
For 2022, LGFL Ltd maintain their excellent position as a Tier 3 Leading Firm in the Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, and M4/M40 region. In addition, Directors Rita Gupta and Anne Leiper continue to be ranked as Recommended Lawyers.
For LGFL Ltd as a firm, the Legal 500 UK 2022 guide says:
"A well-regarded boutique family law firm based in Reading that ‘operates a sleek and professional service, with excellent client care’. The team’s work encompasses both complex Children Act proceedings and high-net-worth divorces, co-led by firm founders Rita Gupta and Anne Leiper, who ‘make a formidable team’. Gupta, who covers all areas of family law, is ‘a highly experienced and capable lawyer with a lovely way with clients‘ whilst the ‘tenacious’ Leiper spearheads the firm’s collaborative law and mediation activities."
This year, the testimonials for the firm are just amazing - thanks to all who sung our praises so highly!
"A quality boutique firm. LGFL specialises only in family law and have a formidable reputation for this. They operate a sleek and professional service with exceptional client care."
"LGFL are a very human legal team, with doses of empathy but regimented professionalism. Through the many ups and downs, the team are honest, direct and forthright but understanding in what are sometimes very emotional, complicated and tricky times. They are open with what they can do or not and upfront with their billing and when it’s called for, state what is not chargeable or is to leave clarity in what can be baffling legal wrangling."
Directors Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta receive high praise both as a team and as individuals:
"Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta make a formidable team. They bring many years of experience to their cases. Both are superb at looking after their clients and guiding them through a difficult time in their lives. They consistently get excellent outcomes for their clients."
"Anne Leiper is a tenacious experienced matrimonial lawyer who is unfazed by taking on the big firms. She gives clear sensible advice and is a brilliant guide for clients in difficult circumstances."
"Rita Gupta is wonderful – she is a highly experienced and capable lawyer with a lovely way with clients. I would recommend her to others in a heartbeat."
You can read the whole entry at our Legal 500 page.
Chambers and Partners
The latest 2022 Chambers UK edition sees our Director-led boutique law firm retains its position as a Band 2 firm in Reading and surrounds for Family/Matrimonial law. Directors Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta retain their prized position as Band 3 Ranked Individuals
The guide describes LGFL as a:
"Boutique firm assisting clients with a broad range of family law issues. Acts on financial remedy matters, representing clients in both contentious and collaborative proceedings. Offers additional expertise in complex Children Act matters and abduction cases."
"A tenacious, robust and incredibly strategic team."
The Directors are described as:
"Extremely meticulous in everything they do and their approach is client-orientated."
Anne Leiper is described as:
"A formidable lawyer. She is incredibly knowledgeable, particularly when it comes to family finance cases."
Rita is praised as she:
"Fights really hard for her clients. She's very engaged and active throughout a case ... Despite the ups and downs of the case she dealt with all manner of challenges, keeping a calm head and focusing on the best outcome."
Once again, these guides and our rankings place LGFL and Directors Anne and Rita amongst the very best boutique law firms in the country.
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