A message to our clients:

With the recent move to allow shops and offices to fully re-open, we will continue to review our policy on clients attending our offices. Currently, we are not inviting clients into the office but we are able to briefly meet with clients by appointment at the door of the office. Please note that face coverings are still required indoors until further notice. We remain committed to following the Government guidelines as rules continue to change in line with the easing of lockdown.

We continue to operate our business as usual across all the services that we offer our clients, both current and prospective.

We continue to offer teleconference-based or telephone consultations.. We are aware that not everyone has been offered full vaccination yet and understand that some people may feel safer continuing with socially distanced communications.

Our family and wills / probate solicitors continue to offer initial advice remotely by video conferencing and by telephone for up to one hour (as advertised on this website). Please call us if you would like to speak to one of our experts.

If you have a case in court, please telephone us so we can discuss representation.

We appreciate your patience, support and understanding over the past year since the restrictions related to the pandemic began. We hope you continue to stay safe, and wish you a brighter 2021!

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Lucy Smith

Lucy Smith

Family Solicitor, Head of Family Director

Lucy qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and worked as a criminal defence lawyer before moving to practice in family law in 2007. Lucy specialises in care proceedings where local authorities are involved. She has experience of representing clients in many types of cases including:

  • Allegations of non-accidental injury and sexual abuse
  • Fabricated induced illness cases
  • International jurisdiction and language issues
  • Representation of parties who experience mental health, addiction, or neurodiversity issues.

Lucy undertakes her own advocacy where possible.  She is often instructed in complex cases where she works with experienced counsel (barrister) and where appropriate leading counsel.

She has completed preclinical courses in psychotherapy, which have informed her ability to represent parties sensitively.

Lucy has also acted as a school governor and a charity trustee. In addition to her practice as a solicitor, she also lectured in child protection law for a number of years at the University of Bristol and UWE, to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Lucy has Children Law Panel accreditation from the Law Society, meaning she can represent children either through their children’s guardian or directly.

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