Cathryn Smith

I joined the firm in June 2015, moving from a specialist Family practice, and became a partner in January 2018. I have a wealth of experience advising upon financial claims following divorce, pre and post-marriage planning, and private children work.

Clients can be sure that they are getting the very best advice on complex financial claims and disputes regarding children, but in a manner that does not seek to escalate the dispute or give rise to unnecessary legal costs.

I also have expertise in defamation law which allows me to advise clients upon the impact of unwelcome publicity following high profile family breakdown.

Throughout my career, I have spent much of my time managing cases for high net worth individuals, including CEOs, company directors, farmers, lawyers, members of the medical profession and members of the Armed Forces.

I am an expert on pension benefits and divorce and have a particular expertise in dealing with both NHS and Service benefits. My expertise in NHS and Service pensions allows me to provide the best possible advice to those working locally within those fields.

I am a committed member of Resolution. A former Chairman of the Devon and Cornwall branch, I was a member of the national training committee for many years and I continue to be involved in training other family lawyers. I sit on the Devon and Somerset Law Society Training Committee.

I am recommended in the Legal 500 and have been rated in Chambers, both as a Family Lawyer and as a defamation expert.

I have a strong following in the Exeter area and can see clients in Taunton by appointment.


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