Smith Partnership - 30 Years of Excellence

Smith Partnership

The friendly face of legal care

With one eye firmly on the future, leading Midlands law firm, Smith Partnership, aren’t ones to dwell on the past.

With its progressive culture, the firm is focused on delivering solutions for its clients. From the jargon-free, straight-talking approach clients experience to innovative solutions such as their web-based debt recovery system, Smith Partnership is all about solutions and service.

While Smith Partnership is future-facing, 2017 marks an opportunity for the firm to react on their journey so far as they celebrate the 30-year anniversary of firm.


Formed with a simple ethos at its heart in October 1987, from the beginning Smith Partnership knew they wanted to do things a little differently from their competitors. Of course, exceptional legal expertise and know-how was always going to be a cornerstone of this Legal 500 ‘Top Tier’ firm’s offering, but from the outset, the founding partners wanted to marry this with a commitment to outstanding client care and communication.

Clearly, this is something that the firm has achieved, re ected by the Law Society’s LEXCEL mark; evidence of their commitment to excellent customer care.

With the client at the heart of everything they do, every member of Smith Partnership’s team understands how overwhelming and stressful legal matters can be, especially when it comes to understanding those complex legal terms.

This is why the firm commits to communicating with clients in a way that works for them, whether that is face-to-face, over the phone or via email and, depending on the case, solicitors can even visit clients at home or a location of their choice.


Since it first opened its doors, Smith Partnership has advised over 250,000 clients and grown to include 28 partners and over 200 staff spread over eight of offices across the Midlands. Including the original centres at Burton upon Trent, Derby and Swadlincote, the firm also has branches in Stoke- on-Trent and Leicester.

Building long-lasting relationships, Smith Partnership serves a wide range of clients from individuals to businesses. Dealing with diverse and often complex cases, employees thrive, with staff at all levels encouraged

to realise their full potential with plenty of training and development opportunities available.

Supporting clients with a wide range of issues, the firm has in-house experts in:

• Corporate and commercial matters
• Criminal charges
• Debt
• Disputes
• Employment
• Tenancy issues
• Buying and selling property
• Clinical negligence
• Professional negligence
• Personal Injury
• Child care
• Family law
• Wills and inheritance


Still managed by its founders, the firm’s original vision to be a place that treats clients as real people, is still intact. With their direct and welcoming approach setting it apart from its competitors, it is little wonder that Smith Partnership are one of the only family and crime legal services teams in Derby and Leicester with Legal 500 ‘Top Tier’ status.

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