Teertha Gupta QC

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Teertha Gupta QC, a barrister at 4 Paper Buildings and a Recorder, took silk in 2012. He is a Family Law practitioner and has particular experience in public and private international child abduction, stranded spouses and forced marriage matters and cases involving jurisdictional complications, like international surrogacy and adoption and media interest. Teertha has appeared in around 40 reported cases and has represented adults and children, as well as institutions, in the High Court (Family Division), the European Court of Justice, the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal. 

Teertha has brought to the public's attention the issue of women who are brought over from the Asian sub-continent as brides to UK citizens, only to be abandoned back abroad and without their passports after they have given birth. 

In October 2011 he won Family Barrister of the Year at the Jordan Family Law Awards and was the only junior to be shortlisted in a field of silks. The judges noted his commitment to the causes of Asian women in forced marriages and how he often acts pro-bono for them. He graduated from Leeds University and attended the Inns of Court School of Law. Teertha was called to the Bar in 1990 and in 2008 he was voted Family Junior Barrister of the Year at the Chambers and Partners Bar Awards. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2009.

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