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Carina Smith

family solicitor

7th Floor, 85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7227 6716

Carina is a Partner in our Family team. She advises a broad range of clients on divorce, and all areas of matrimonial finance work including pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Carina also specialises in private law children matters including residence and contact disputes and applications for leave to remove a child from the jurisdiction. As a member of Resolution she is committed to resolving such matters in a constructive and non-confrontational manner.

‘Carina Smith is remarkably understated for such an exceptional lawyer. She manages her clients, their cases and their expectations with an easy and straightforward manner, which belies the often complex considerations that underpin her work. She manages to get to know her clients and what it is they truly wish to achieve from the proceedings, and she will go to considerable lengths to achieve it.’ Legal 500 2022

‘Carina Smith has grown a reputation for herself as a steady, very intelligent, and well-rounded lawyer. Carina specialises in matrimonial finance, often with an international element. She will consider a case from all angles, and is a real problem solver. She is a tenacious lawyer and will go the extra mile for her clients’. Legal 500 2021

Carina Smith ‘is not only superbly knowledgeable but she also possesses a great balance between complete professionalism and a caring attitude.’ Legal 500 2019

‘Very motivated and has a great rapport with clients.’ Legal 500 2017

RadcliffesLeBrasseur is ‘an all-round excellent private client firm, and for family law matters it cannot be praised enough.’ ‘Very capable’ associate Carina Smith is recommended. Legal 500 2016

RadcliffesLeBrasseur has a ‘small but experienced family team’ that acts for a wide range of clients … Associate Carina Smith is ‘pragmatic, but feisty when needs be.’ Legal 500 2015

Areas of Expertise

Carina has expertise and experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, matrimonial finance, pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, civil partnerships, children matters, including residence and contact, domestic violence and emergency relief and enforcement of orders and agreements.


Carina has a particular interest in cases involving an international element, where particular thought needs to given to ensure that financial settlements are tax efficient and enforcement problems avoided.

She has worked with clients with assets from as far afield as Argentina, Azerbaijan, Canada and the Bahamas and also commonly advises those with property owned in European destinations.