Andrew Smith

Partner - Family Law

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Partner - Family Law

Andrew is a solicitor with over 16 years’ experience in family law. 

Andrew specialises in the financial implications of both pre-relationship and post-relationship; including divorce, cohabitee matters, legal issues surrounding same sex families and the dissolution of civil partnerships; and advice on the drafting of nuptial agreements. 

Andrew is also an expert in private children law, advising on child arrangements, the removal of children from the jurisdiction, and Schedule 1 Children Act applications.

Andrew has acted for clients across the spectrum of family law, from high-net-worth business owners seeking advice around the division of their matrimonial finances; to non-married couples in disputes regarding the provision of a property for their child; to parents seeking to take their children to live abroad permanently.

Andrew is a member of Resolution, having previously been a member of the West and North Yorkshire Committee, and is also a family law mediator. He was named in the Legal 500 rankings as “an erudite mentor” and “the go-to advisor for TOLATA disputes”.



  • England & Wales


Divorce; Dissolution of Civil Partnerships; Separation; Unmarried couples; Financial Remedy; Children Arrangements; Pre-nuptial Agreements; Post-Nuptial Agreements; Family Mediation; Domestic Violence Injunctions and Protection from Harassment.

Qualifications and Professional bodies

    • Solicitor of England & Wales (2007)
    • Law and Accountancy LLB (Hons), University of Leeds
    • Member of Resolution
    • Resolution trained Family Mediator


  • Lupton Fawcett LLP
  • Blacks Solicitors
  • Emsleys Solicitors
  • Bradbury Roberts & Raby

Andrew says...

I have built my career on excellent client service and straight-forward, pragmatic advice. I do what I say I am going to do, and I guide my clients in the best direction for their own individual case.