Adrian Smith



Adrian Smith’s practice encompasses all of Chambers’ Practice Areas and he is regularly instructed on matters in the High Courts and County Courts throughout England and Wales, by some of the largest law firms and financial institutions.

Adrian enjoyed a varied career before turning to Law, working in local radio and for BBC Radio 1 as well as setting up a small business in Sheffield. After completing the Bar Vocational Course and being called to the Bar in 2006, Adrian represented both Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of Civil Litigation matters in the County Courts. To date, Adrian has attended in excess of 6,000 hearings.

After cross-qualifying as a Solicitor in 2010 Adrian spent time working for a national Law Firm specialising in Banking and Finance Litigation. Adrian also spent time working at Lloyds Banking Group as an in-house Solicitor and in January 2017 he obtained his Higher Rights in Civil Proceedings.



Year of Call 2006

Specialist Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Lender Services
  • Insurance Services
  • Personal Injury
  • Housing
  • Insolvency

Appointments & Memberships

  • Inner Temple
  • BEng (Hons) Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield; 1996
  • Graduate Diploma in Law; 2005
  • Bar Vocational Course; 2006
  • LLM Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Leeds; 2007
  • Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Proceedings); 2017
Areas Of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking, Finance & Financial Regulation
  • Company & Partnership Law
  • Consumer Credit
  • Costs & Litigation Funding
  • Credit Hire
  • Crime
  • Debt
  • Employment
  • Fraudulent Insurance Claims
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • International Travel
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Property
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Inner Temple
  • Law Society


Thank you to Adrian Smith who did a great job and we are all very happy with his attendance in this matter.

Hughes Carlisle

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