Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Adam has been practising in family law for over 25 years, specialising in children’s matters for the majority of his career. He is head of the family team in his chambers, and a co-chair of the Sussex family Justice board.

Adam has been providing a direct public access (DPA) service for a number of years. He believes that those involved in children’s proceedings should have the best opportunity to present their case. DPA provides a very cost effective way to do that.

Adam is known for being approachable and straight talking. Described in a legal blog as a “splendid fellow” he will fight your corner, giving you sound and realistic advice.

What the directories say

“Highly praised for his family work, and particularly for his expertise in public law children matters, especially complex care proceedings. “He is a man who displays calmness, gravity and is always easy to listen to. He is a quintessential safe pair of hands.” “Adam is very experienced, grounded and solid. Solicitors trust him to look after his clients.”” (Chambers and Partners 2014)

highly regarded on Children Act Cases” (Legal 500 2012)

a popular and busy practitioner” (Legal 500 2011)

has a very strong and well-deserved reputation at handling children matters” (Legal 500 2010)

Areas of Law

Family and Children