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Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers Ltd (LGFL Ltd)

Work Department

Divorce and Family Law


Rita Gupta is Co-founder and Managing Director of family law firm LGFL Ltd, serving family law for clients in the Reading and Thames Valley area, across the UK and for international clients involved in UK divorce cases.

Rita is known for her pragmatic and empathetic approach, and for her strategic litigation skills in securing successful outcomes with terrier-like tenacity. Praised for her “Rolls Royce service”, clients greatly appreciate that from their very first meeting, Rita tailors her advice to each client’s circumstances and expectations.

The reason for approaching LGFL was, at the time, traumatic and unexpected and Rita is a key reason that by the end of the process I felt positive, empowered, and excited for the future. Rita’s professionalism, experience and knowledge is immediately apparent, and her considerate delivery of services was exceptional.”
Anonymous client, Surrey

For over 15 years, Rita has grown LGFL into a highly respected boutique family law firm covering all areas of Family Law. Her energetic and dynamic style attracts clients with all kinds of family law issues, including divorce, finances, cohabitation issues, children, and relationship agreements.

Rita has considerable expertise and experience in dealing with complex financial settlements and always ensures that the interests of minor children are preserved as a priority. She has developed an interest and reputation for helping separating parents achieve a balanced and realistic settlement in divorce and separation cases involving SEN children.

Rita is passionate about reaching out to the wider community via the media in all its forms. She has featured as a family law expert on national TV and radio, including BBC Radio 5 Live with Nicky Campbell, LBC, GB News with Darren McCaffrey and local TV and radio.

Rita is also to be seen and read on social media, in articles for lifestyle magazines, in niche podcasts, and in her Law Society blogs. Rita also writes about family law issues on the LGFL website blog. She has also presented videos for trainee lawyers and paralegals online via MBL webinars.


After graduating, 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’s 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). 15 years on, with fellow Director Anne Leiper, Rita has built up a forward-thinking, dynamic family law firms in southern England.

Rita is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law panel and a member of Resolution. She is passionate about nurturing new legal talent, and heads up the LGFL trainee programme, with two new trainees and a paralegal joining the team in 2023.

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 was also a Legal 500 UK Recommended Lawyer for 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Client testimonial

Rita Gupta has a unique and magnetic energy that inspires confidence. Rita’s input into the wider family law sector, with her articles and interviews, demonstrates her knowledge and passion for her area.”
The Legal 500 2023 edition


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 loves travel, fashion, cooking and is involved in a number of local ventures.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers Ltd (LGFL Ltd), a boutique firm operating out of Swallowfield in Berkshire and has carved out a niche specialism in cases regarding SEN children and post-separation abuse. Director Rita Gupta is experienced in child law cases and leads alongside fellow director Anne Leiper. The pair come recommended for ‘leading a dedicated team that enables this small boutique firm that truly punches above its perceived weight’.