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LGFL Ltd (Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers)

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LGFL Ltd (Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers)

LGFL Ltd (Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers)

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Firm Details

Managing Partners: Anne Leiper, Rita Gupta

Number of partners: 2

Number of other fee-earners: 2 trainee solicitors, 1 paralegal, 1 mature trainee about to qualify as a lawyer through CILEX

Firm Overview

Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers (LGFL) is a dynamic, boutique family law firm specialising in the more complex legal issues affecting family life, including:

  • No-fault divorce
  • Separation and dispute resolution
  • Complex financial settlements for HNW clients
  • Cases involving SEN children
  • Adoption and surrogacy

LGFL’s Directors Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta employ a strategic, pragmatic, and highly effective approach to family law for a diverse range of local, national and international clients.

Main Areas of Practice:

As highly-respected divorce lawyers in Reading and the surrounding area, LGFL Ltd offer extensive expertise in family-related issues, with particular expertise in financial issues.

■ Divorce & Separation

Known for their dynamic and strategic approach to separation settlements, Anne and Rita always place any children involved at the centre of their legal strategies. They work tirelessly and “leave no stone unturned” to ensure the best financial and personal outcome for you and your child.

■ Financial Settlements

Both Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta specialise in complex financial settlements involving children. Their strategic and empathetic approach puts the interest of the child at the heart of everything they do, including financial provision, child arrangements, court orders and more.

■ Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

LGFL offer a full range of relationship planning options, including pre-nups, post-nups, pre and post agreements for civil partnerships, and cohabitation agreements. Their advice and expertise help prevent potential issues and substantial legal costs happening in the future should the couple separate.

■ Cases Involving SEN Children

Increasingly parents of SEN children are calling on the expertise of LGFL when separating. LGFL With a growing national reputation, LGFL now specialize in separation settlements and child arrangements to help secure long-term financial and care provision for SEN children. LGFL also partner with one of the UK’s leading SEN child specialist barristers, to enhance their understanding and put them at the cutting edge in these complex cases.

■ Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse and Coercive Control:

LGFL’s domestic abuse caseload is split 50/50 between male and female victims. Both Directors have experience with cases involving physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse, and (increasingly) coercive control.

■ Civil Partnership Dissolution

LGFL offer empathetic advice and strategies for the breakdown and dissolution of same sex and opposite sex civil partnerships.

■ Mediation and Collaborative Law

Director Anne Leiper is a Resolution trained Mediator and Collaborative lawyer, helping LGFL achieve success through in-person and hybrid mediation. This provides a cost-effective and constructive method of dispute resolution. Equally, a collaborative law approach wherever possible has saved clients time, court fees and a great deal of stress and anguish.

International Work

LGFL have a growing casebook of both national and international clients, especially those working abroad. Ex-pats frequently come to LGFL for expert help and representation in the UK courts for divorce, separation and child-centred cases.

Practice Areas and Offices

LGFL Ltd is becoming the “go to” family law firm for those looking for a discreet and professional family law service in the Thames Valley region. LGFL’s low profile countryside offices are set amongst mature trees and greenery, for a more relaxing environment. It is also a highly confidential space for clients to visit, away from the more public experience of high street solicitors or big name City firms.

As part of their ongoing mission to reach out and inform, LGFL maintain a highly visible local and national media presence including:

  • Appearances on national TV on family law topics
  • National radio discussions on family law issues including BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Appearances on local radio across the country discussing divorce issues
  • Regular online and print “lifestyle” magazine articles
  • Active and engaging content on all major social media channels
  • Four informative and accessible blogs a month on the LGFL website Regular blogs for the Law Society
  • Short YouTube ‘explainer’ videos
  • Practical tips for trainee solicitors on TikTok
  • Reviews of book on divorce for children
  • Training seminars for young lawyers and paralegals with MBL
  • Guests on financial and general interest podcasts

"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."

Client quote, Legal500 2024

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LGFL Ltd (Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers) rankings

UK Guide 2024
Reading and surrounds
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Band 2
Anne Leiper
Anne Leiper
Band 2
Rita Gupta
Rita Gupta
Band 2

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