Job: 
Partner
Location: 
Edinburgh
Direct line: 
+44 (0)131 526 4000
Email: 
richard.b.smith@brodies.com
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Richard prides himself in the high standards he sets in everything he does. That approach features in the way he helps his clients, very much going above and beyond the call of duty. He always tailors how he deals with his clients’ issues to the needs of his clients and how they wish matters addressed, recognising that everyone and every situation is different.

He has been described in the Chambers directory as “extremely personable” and Richard is well known for his easy to get on with persona which puts his clients at complete ease knowing they are in good hands with someone who understands what they need. He is plain talking and never bamboozles clients with legal jargon they don’t understand, focussing on what they need and what they hope to achieve in a practical way.

Richard often helps clients who are prominent members of the business community or professionals and his primary area of expertise is in dealing with complex financial matters following the separation of couples – often cases involving businesses. He offers a wide range of ways in which to resolve his clients’ affairs appropriate to their needs, and focuses very much on resolving the relevant issues and how best to achieve that as straightforwardly and cost effectively as possible.

Richard is rated in “Band 1” of the Chambers Legal Directory and has specialised in family law for around 15 years meaning that his clients know they have not only pragmatism, but experience too on their side.

Richard is a keen runner but slowly morphing into a cyclist due to “getting old” related injuries. He is married with two children who keep him running around in other ways!

Sources describe his approach as "very straightforward and no-nonsense. Superb."

Chambers & Partners 2016