Shama Gupta

Council member for Derbyshire, East Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire

Date elected to councilJun 2016

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Shama Gupta qualified in 1988. Her routes are in the East Midlands and after completing her training with a general high street practice in London, she worked as a property solicitor with Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills).

Shama then became a senior lecturer in law on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for 10 years.

She supported the regulatory risk compliance team for several years at Freeths LLP, where she is currently the diversity and inclusion ambassador.

Shama enjoys promoting the legal profession and giving back to the legal community.

She has been involved with the Law Society since 2016 as a social mobility ambassador. She is also a member of the Disabled Solicitors Network, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee and the Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee.

In March 2020, Shama was elected to be the Law Society Council member for Nottinghamshire and since 2021, also for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

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Area of practice

Top 50

Groups/boards served on

Disabled Solicitors Network Committee; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Policy & Regulatory Affairs Committee; Professional Standards & Ethics Committee

Languages spoken

English, German, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu