George Smith

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George Smith is a Barrister who specialises in children matters and accepts instructions in both private law and public law family matters.

In care proceedings, George has acted for all parties including the  Local Authority, Parents, Guardian’s, separately represented children and intervenors. George frequently appears in case management hearings, contested hearings on evidence and multi-day fact find and welfare proceedings. George is regularly led by silks and senior juniors and has recently been involved in a complex 20 day hearing and is due to appear in a death case in the High Court.

In Private Law proceedings he has acted for parents and children in matters from the Magistrates court to the High Court involving domestic abuse, contact and non-molestation orders. George regularly acts in contested fact-find hearings and other multi-day hearings. George has an active 16.4 practice and regularly advises guardian’s in contentious and protracted proceedings.


Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law, Very Competent, July 2018

Middle Temple Scholarship 2018

Law (Hons), 2:1 Birmingham University, July 2017


West Midlands Family Law Bar Association (Training Officer)

Member of St Ives Chambers Complaints Committee

Member of St Ives Chambers Equality and Diversity Committee

Family Law Bar Association

Midlands Circuit

Reported Cases

AA & Others [2022] EWFC 200

George Smith was led by Timothy Bowe KC whilst representing a number of children in protracted and complicated care proceedings. The case was a combined fact find and welfare hearing regarding neglect and medical non-compliance by two litigant in person parents.

To read this reported case please click here.


Legal 500 2024: Ranked Tier 1 “rising star” – ‘George is a very strong advocate in court. His advocacy is dynamic. His preparation for court is meticulous, and he is always very familiar with a matter when it comes to hearing. His client care is excellent for a range of clients, including vulnerable clients.’

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