Adam Smith

Adam is a second-year Trainee Solicitor, based in the Rickmansworth office. He is currently completing his final seat in the Child Care and Legal Aid Children department.

Working under the guidance of Denise Herman, Adam holds his own caseload of Legal Aid Public Family Law cases and regularly undertakes his own advocacy in the lower Courts. Adam has particular interest in cases where parents wish to have increased contact with children in Local Authority care, or parents who have made positive changes since a Care Order was made and wish for their children to come home.

Adam completed his first seat in the Family and Divorce team and continued to gain experience of Family Law during his second seat in the Child Care and Legal Aid Children team. He was able to develop his knowledge of civil procedure and practice further during his third seat in the Personal Injury team.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam combined both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies with a Paralegal position at one of Birmingham’s leading family law firms. Adam read Law at the University of Birmingham before completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law, Birmingham. Adam then converted his LPC into an LLM, obtaining a distinction.

Life as a Trainee:

“Blaser Mills really looks after its trainees. The firm has listened to my preferences and to what I wanted to get out of my training, and arranged my training contract accordingly. I have been given a level of supervision which has allowed me a lot of autonomy without ever feeling that the support was not there when I needed it.”

Career History:

  •  2016: Trainee Solicitor, Blaser Mills
  •  2015: Distinction, LLM LPC in Professional Legal Practice, University of Law, Birmingham
  • 2013-2016: Paralegal, Divorce & Family Law Practice LLP, Birmingham
  • 2012-2015: LLB Law, University of Birmingham