Laura has wide experience of all areas of family law including divorce, financial settlements, private children work and prenuptial agreements. She has handled cases from the most modest to those of great complexity involving substantial assets. Her approach is pragmatic, focused and effective. She develops excellent relationships with her clients.
Laura spent eight years at leading firm Cripps LLP. She has specialised in family law since qualification in 2005. She joined Jones Nickolds in 2011 and was promoted to partner in 2014.
Laura has been accredited by Resolution as having particular expertise in private children work and financial provision on divorce.
She is an active member of Resolution. She was a founder member and previous Chair of Kent Young Resolution. She is now the Membership Development Officer and sits on the Kent committee.
Laura is rated in Legal 500:
Laura Smail who is “immensely practical in her approach”(2017)
Laura Smail provides ‘sensible and pragmatic advice from the outset and is good at progressing cases to settlement’(2018).