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Howard Smith

Call: 1986


Howard Smith specialises in litigation and related advisory work in chancery and commercial cases. He is widely experienced in all areas of property work including conveyancing disputes and neighbour disputes involving rights of light, party walls, boundaries, easements and restrictive covenants, and professional negligence disputes involving property issues. He acts for both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes and leasehold enfranchisement.

His contentious commercial work involves contractual disputes, banking, insurance, third party costs and insolvency. His non-contentious commercial work includes drafting commercial contracts, security documents and overage agreements. He is the Consulting Editor of the “Deeds and other Instruments” volume of “Halsbury’s Laws” (2019).

Howard also specialises in private client work, including Court of Protection, probate and estate disputes and charity issues.

"He is extremely approachable to clients and very believable at court due to his humble manner."
Property Litigation, Legal 500 UK Bar 2021