Shama Gupta

Council member for Derbyshire, East Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire

Date elected to councilJun 2016

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Shama Gupta is a solicitor with over 30 years of post-qualified experience.

Shama's roots are in the East Midlands and after qualifying in 1988 with a general high street practice in London, Shama worked as a property solicitor with Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills). She then became a senior lecturer in law on the LPC for 10 years. She is currently the diversity and inclusion ambassador at Freeths LLP.

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 as well as 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

Languages spoken

English, German, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu