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Rita Gupta

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Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers Ltd (LGFL Ltd)

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Divorce and Family Law


Rita Gupta is Co-Founder and Director of LGFL Ltd, specialising in family law, for clients in the UK and ex-pats based abroad. Rita is respected by her peers and clients alike for her approachable nature, and for her ability to tailor her advice and services to perfectly fit each individual client and their circumstances. At the same time, she is a strategic litigator who secures favourable outcomes for her clients.

“Clients love her and she has a certain gravitas that instills confidence; she is a class act.”  Legal 500 UK 2019

Rita deals with all areas of Family Law covering divorce, finances, cohabitation issues, children, and relationship planning. Rita has particular expertise in cases involving children, being a former member of the Law Society’s Children Law panel. She has considerable success in dealing with financial settlements where the interests of minor children are paramount or where children have specific needs.

As part of her holistic approach to divorce, Rita has built an extensive network of contacts and partners to help clients through the everyday complexities of separation and life after divorce. This pragmatic and practical approach sets LGFL apart from its competitors, along with the firm’s continuing commitment to supporting local, national and international charities..


After graduation, Rita trained with IBB solicitors, a large regional practice where she gained a keen interest in Family Law. On qualification, she moved to Pinto Potts solicitors, first meeting and working with Anne Leiper in the Family Law department. Rita quickly developed an expertise in children law and in the areas of domestic violence resolution. Rita then joined Goughs where she specialised in complex children cases, becoming a member of the Law Society’s Children panel.

In 2008, she collaborated with Anne Leiper again to jointly form the practice of LGFL LLP (now LGFL Ltd). Together with fellow Director Anne Leiper, Rita has built up one of the most dynamic family law firms in southern England in just ten years.

Rita is a current member of the Law Society’s Family Law panel and is a member of Resolution. She is passionate about nurturing new legal talent, and established and runs the comprehensive Internship and Mentoring programme at LGFL Ltd. She regularly goes into schools to give career advice.

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 a member of the Athena network and delivers training on business issues and the wider implications of family law.

A recent client testimonial

“Rita, you are fabulous. We talk of alchemists but rarely in the same breath as solicitors but you are the rare individual where this is possible. To provide such a professional, intelligent and genuine service with such a moral and child-centred ethos has been life affirming. My case was historic, complicated and emotional but after years of confusion there is finally some order.” Mother: Complex private Children Act proceedings


English (native speaker), conversational Hindi and Punjabi


Member of the Law Society’s Family Law panel, member of Resolution


Rita read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, then returned to her home town to complete her professional training at the Nottingham Law School.


At home, Rita is the busy mum of a football and cricket loving son. She enjoys yoga and keeping fit, and has a keen interest in fashion.

South East: Private client

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers Ltd (LGFL Ltd)'s 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.

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