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Howard Smith

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Profile: Overview

Howard is widely experienced in property, commercial and private client matters. He is a calm, realistic and very approachable lawyer who focuses on achieving the client’s goal. Solicitors appreciate his collaborative approach to cases, his enthusiasm for complex issues and his thorough command of his brief.

Experience and Expertise

Howard Smith specialises in litigation and related advisory work in Chancery and commercial cases. He is widely experienced in all areas of property work. He regularly acts in professional negligence disputes involving property issues (for claimants and defendants), and acts for both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes and leasehold enfranchisement. He deals with conveyancing disputes, often on an urgent basis, and neighbour disputes involving rights of light, party walls, boundaries, easements and restrictive covenants.

He deals with contentious and non-contentious commercial cases. His contentious work involves contractual disputes, banking, insurance, third party costs and insolvency. His non-contentious work includes drafting commercial contracts, security documents and overage agreements.

Howard’s private client work includes Court of Protection, probate and estate disputes and charity issues.


Cases and Work of Note

Some of his more recently reported cases include:



Howard is recommended for Court of Protection: Property and Affairs by Chambers UK. Recent editorial has included:


Publications and Seminars



Howard was educated at Oriel College, Oxford (MA) where he was a scholar of the college and at City University, London (Dip Law). He sits as a deputy master of the High Court, Chancery Division



Chancery Bar Association; Property Bar Association.


Other Details

VAT Registraton Number: 524038374

Bar Membership Number: 21711


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Howard Smith
'An understated advocate who knows the law and makes pragmatic decisions'

Chambers UK