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
Formerly of RadcliffesLeBrasseur, Carina is a Partner in our family law 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 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 be given to ensure that financial settlements are tax-efficient and enforcement problems are 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.