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Nigel Smith
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Nigel Smith

Managing Partner & Solicitor

My Approach

  • To adopt a “no jargon, no nonsense, keep it simple” approach to the law;
  • To provide value for money, practical, pragmatic and commercial advice;
  • To lead an effective organization where clients, staff and all stakeholders are valued.

Areas of Expertise

  • Practice Management
  • Client Care
  • Risk Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Business Development
  • Training
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Recent Work Includes

  • Overseeing the significant growth of the firm over recent years;
  • Creating a culture within the firm to enable individuals at all levels to develop;
  • Making several high profile lateral hires from other firms;
  • Managing the acquisition of the Jonathan Morrissey Practice;
  • Introducing various risk management processes and procedures to protect our clients;
  • Maintaining the firm’s Lexcel Accreditation, the Law Society’s kite mark of excellence.

Experience, Professional Associations and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University of Manchester – LLB (Hons)(1985)
  • College of Law, Chester – Solicitors’ Final Examination (1986)
  • Qualified as a solicitor in 1988
  • Became Partner of the firm in 1992
  • Became Managing Partner in 1999
  • Member of the Law Society
  • Past President of the Bournemouth & District Law Society
  • Professional Trustee for numerous trusts
  • Education - Chairman and member of a large multi Academy Trust
  • Dorset Legal Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award 2018
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