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BARRULE CHAMBERS, 36 FINCH ROAD, DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN, IM1 2PS
Tel:
Work 01624 677888
Fax:
Fax 00 44 1624 612605
Email:
Web:
www.advocates.co.im/

Hazel Smith

Tel:
Work 00 44 1624 677888
Email:
Web:
www.advocates.co.im
Advocates Smith Taubitz Unsworth Ltd

Work Department

Director

Position

Civil Litigation, Family and Childcare Law, Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

Career

Hazel qualified as an English Solicitor in 1981 and was the head of Legal at Amlin Insurance before moving to the Isle of Man to become a Manx Advocate in 2005. Hazel is one of the Island’s leading Advocates in personal injury and medical negligence as well as specialising in matrimonial and children law. Hazel also undertakes employment law, having previously presided as the Deputy Chair of the Employment Tribunal.

Hazel is a qualified mediator and has worked relentlessly to develop and improve the use of mediation in the Isle of Man. Hazel often leads discussions, both at judicial and political level, to further develop the use of alternative dispute resolution in the Island. In April 2015, Hazel was appointed as a local panel Deemster and has sat on a number of cases.

Member

Isle of Man Law Society
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers


Isle of Man

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Litigation boutique Advocates Smith Taubitz Unsworth Ltd fields three partners who service a variety of clients, ranging from vulnerable individuals to large multinational entities. Civil and commercial dispute specialist Vicki Unsworth 'has a very high regard for her clients' time' and impresses with her 'empathetic and transparent approach', which enables her to 'provide a superior quality of service'; 'exemplary' criminal law expert Darren Taubitz handles 'serious and sensitive matters diligently with integrity and professionalism'. In recent highlights, the team defended a US citizen facing allegations of civil fraud in a trust dispute involving elements of US, Isle of Man and St Vincent and the Grenadines law. At the helm of the family law sub-team sits Hazel Smith, who is also a key contact.

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