OUR HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY

Where we’re coming from…

2017 marks our 30th anniversary and it is a testament to our commitment to client care and expert legal skills that for 30 years we have been trusted by clients to handle their legal matters.

Launched 1st October 1987, over the years we have enjoyed plenty of success and growth and our team now includes 28 partners and over 200 staff spread across eight East Midlands’ offices including the original centres at Burton upon Trent, Derby and Swadlincote as well as Stoke-on-Trent which opened in 1988 and Leicester which opened in 1999.

Underpinning the firm is our commitment to excellent customer service; the founding partners wanted to build a firm that treated its clients as real people and avoid bamboozling them with jargon and legal talk – something we believe sets us apart from our competitors.

Through our open and welcoming approach, we are able to build long-lasting relationships with our clients, who enjoy our straight-talking style and welcome the high professional standards to which we work.

With a progressive culture from the start, Smith Partnership is still managed by the people that founded the firm. Of course, over the years they have been joined by specialised legal talent from across all areas of law, however, every member of the team shares the original vision – to offer unrivalled legal advice that is centred on the needs of the client.

The firm’s professional advice and legal knowledge is unquestioned, as it is with many law firms, but we have always looked to give more. That’s the difference our clients have come to value and trust.