Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Consultant Solicitor - Environment, Commercial Property & Planning Law


0333 023 7740

Richard has been a trusted legal adviser to large and small businesses for over 30 years.

He has been ranked in the top tier for commercial real estate and environmental law advice in The Legal 500 and in Chambers legal directories for more than 15 years. Clients say ‘his attention to detail and client care mark him out’.

His client relationships are founded on a highly personal service, long term collaboration, a wealth of experience and commercial insight, and in taking a pragmatic and flexible approach to finding solutions to legal problems.

He advises businesses and organisations involved in property development, science and technology, energy, education, manufacturing and waste management.

His commercial property experience extends to commercial leases, real estate development and investment, care homes, student accommodation, high tech manufacturing and industrial buildings.   He also deals with leases of office and manufacturing facilities, laboratories and research facilities, brownfield sites, renewable energy projects and corporate relocations,.

Richard also handles a wide range of environmental and planning law issues including contaminated land liabilities, legal compliance, Environment Agency prosecutions, landfills, recycling centres, environmental impact assessment, planning policy, development control, planning agreements and planning enforcement.