Adrian Smith
  • Location: Leeds
  • Role: Assistant Solicitor
  • Practice Area: Criminal Defence

On leaving school Adrian commenced employment in the Magisterial Service as an administrative assistant a position from which he klater obtained A Diploma in Magisterial Law, a Diploma in Management Studies and then he qualified as a solicitor.His extensive career in the service saw him achieve the position of Acting Deputy Clerk to the Jusices at Leeds Magistrates Court a role that placed him as an active member of the management team with responsibilities for amongst other things of the appointment and training of both Magistrates and Staff together with the senior role in advising in relation to liquor licensing and betting and gaming.

When Adrian took the decision to move into private practice in 2002 the transition was naturally going to be into criminal law as his background makes him well placed to advise clients in relation to how the courts work and the issues that the Magistrates will be looking at in each case.

Adrian has a successful record of representing the clients best interests in court and also deals with prison law matters and advice in relation to appeal cases.

Adrian is looking to develop further the Road traffic side of the practice as this is also an area where he has a great deal of experience.

Adrian’s interests include Golf, Walking and enjoying a happy family life.

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