Cathryn Smith

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Porter Dodson

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address-icon Telford House, The Park, Yeovil
BA20 1DY,
United Kingdom

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  • Offers free advice
  • Accepts legal aid

Provides legal aid for

  • Family work
  • Children work
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Previously a Partner at a top 100 law firm, I joined Porter Dodson in 2015. I have been involved in training other lawyers for many years.

I advise on complex financial claims and disputes regarding  children arising on divorce or relationship breakdown, usually for high net worth individuals, including CEOs, farmers, lawyers, members of the medical and other professions, as well as members of the armed forces. I am an expert on pensions on divorce, particularly NHS and Armed Forces pensions, and pre and post nuptial agreements. I regularly act for clients based overseas.

Relationship breakdown is invariably challenging. Clients deserve support and truly expert advice, which they can actually understand, and which allows them to remain in control and able to make informed choices about their future. My role is not to tell people what to do, but to work in partnership with them so that they know what to do

I have been a family lawyer for more years than I care to admit to. However, I also worked as a media lawyer for over 10 years which had given me a particular expertise in reputation management, which can be of particular assistance to more high profile clients, or those suffering reputational abuse from their former partners.

I have been a committed member of Resolution throughout my career having previously sat on the national training committee I am now press and membership development officer for the Somerset branch.

Out of court services offered

Areas of work
Finances (divorce and separation) Children (divorce and separation)

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