Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers Ltd is a boutique Family Law practice based in Eversley, on the Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey borders.
At LGFL Ltd, we pride ourselves on being Family Law specialists with a high level of expertise in Divorce, Separation and other legal issues affecting family life. We offer all our clients an individual service, adopting a pragmatic and forward thinking approach to Family Law. At the same time we maintain traditional standards of client service by dealing with your matter in a sensitive and caring manner, and working collaboratively with you.
Whether you wish us to act as your solicitors and/or legal representative in court, in the collaborative process, or in difficult negotiations with spouses or partners, we can help.
Call us to book your free 30-minute consultation with our Partners Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta, or click for more details on the main areas of law we deal with;
City Expertise, Country Rates
At LGFL Ltd you benefit from London levels of expertise and experience in Family Law, at Hampshire law firm rates. At our country estate offices, you can discuss your matters in a confidential and relaxing setting. With competitive rates, transparent charging and monthly billing, LGFL Ltd offer you attentive, specialist legal advice with the minimum of stress.
For all your Family Law matters, call us first. We're just a short drive from junctions of the M3 and M4 motorways, main trains stations at Reading, Fleet or Basingstoke, and Farnborough Airport.
"Do you think your mother and I should have lived comfortably so long together, if ever we had been married?"Peachum, "The Beggar's Opera" John Gay, 1728
Marriage may seem to some to be an outdated institution, or simply not worth the expense, but the legal status of being married does have financial benefits. In a recent article in The Sunday Times, accountants Blick Rothenberg were quoted as saying "The UK tax system is designed to reward the institution of marriage."
In December 2014, home secretary Teresa May announced a new domestic abuse offence of “coercive and controlling behaviour” carrying a penalty of a fine and a custodial prison sentence.
Almost nine months since same sex marriages became legal, those in a civil partnership can now convert it into a marriage. As of 10 December 2014, couples can attend a registry office and convert without a ceremony, or opt for a dual stage process of the legal paperwork at the registry office and a ceremony at a venue of their choice.
In a move designed to help witnesses and victims with the experience of appearing in court, the Director of Public Prosecutions has proposed that witnesses be pre-warned of the type of questions they might be asked.Under the proposals, anyone appearing in court would be made aware of the focus of the defence’s case, and provided with more details about court procedures, to avoid them being "ambushed" in the witness box. The proposals would require witnesses to be warned that they could be asked about their character or sexual history. Witnesses would also be reminded of their right to ask for questions put to them to be repeated or rephrases, and that they can refer to their own witness statement if they wish. The aim is that prosecutors should be testing the evidence, rather that putting witnesses "on trial".