Carina Smith is excellent, compassionate and capable. She provides excellent advice.Legal 500 2023
Carina Smith is a highly intelligent family solicitor who pays great attention to detail and to the lay client.Legal 500 2023
I have worked closely with Carina Smith and Robert Emmett on a number of matters. They are both high quality lawyers, hugely competent, insightful and very client focused. They are committed to their clients, ensuring that their cases are immaculately prepared and the clients are carefully and sensibly advised at every stage of the process. I have found them to be accessible, and very happy to work in partnership with counsel.Legal 500 2023
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.
Carina is part of the winning team named Family Law Firm of the Year at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards.