Debbie Smith



020 8244 0444

Areas of law:

Child Abduction, Domestic Abuse & Injunctions, Care Proceedings, Arrangements for Children, Family Matters

Debbie is a solicitor based in the family law team at our office in Catford.  Debbie specialises in the law relating to children, domestic violence, public law care proceedings and allegations of child abduction.

Debbie is committed fully to her clients.  She takes time to listen to them with genuine empathy, and in turn prides herself on ensuring that she delivers a high level of individually tailored service to all her clients within the community; regardless of their background, means, or circumstances.

The nature of her work inevitably means that Debbie has amassed years of experience in helping often very vulnerable people, who have found themselves to be in need of urgent help in what are often, distressing situations.  To those ends particularly, Debbie has worked closely with the Women’s Refuge movement for over 15 years, and as such has built strong links with the organisation and a superior understanding of its workings, to enable her to better assist those who have a need to access their services.

Debbie has been a member of the Advanced Family Panel since its inception, and is also a member of Resolution. Debbie is a qualified mediator and is therefore able to undertake Mediation Information & Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) prior to the commencement of court proceedings.


Member of Law Society Family Law Advanced Panel