Firm Profile > K J Smith Solicitors > Reading, England

K J Smith Solicitors
5-7 Headley Road

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 Tier 3

The private client practice at K J Smith Solicitors  provides ‘very good support’ to clients in all areas of family law. Chris Sutton in Abingdon and Jason Lazard in Henley-on-Thames are also experienced in high-value divorce and financial settlements as well as in arrangements and residences of children. Jessica Jupp, Faizah Chaudhuri and Heather Jarrold-Taylor are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Chris Sutton, Jason Lazard


The team clearly discuss their cases with each other in order to provide their lay clients with the best possible service and counsel. Lay clients therefore benefit from each team members knowledge of their local judges and counsel as well as their respective legal knowledge.

Jessica Jupp takes the time to truly understand her client’s position and provides accurate, realistic and thoughtful advice.’

Jessica Jupp, Chris Sutton and Jason Lazard have terrific legal knowledge and clearly espouse the ethos and values of Resolution. In addition they have first rate interpersonal skills which enable them to provide excellent client care.’

With offices in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire, this leading family law firm is known for its expertise in matters ranging from divorce, financial settlements and children, to mediation, civil partnerships and domestic violence. Services also include wills, trusts, probate, estate planning and wealth management.

The firm: Founded in 2009 in Henley-on-Thames, K J Smith Solicitors have since expanded into Reading (Woodley and Central Reading), Ascot, Basingstoke, Guildford, Beaconsfield, Abingdon and Oxford. Kerry Smith, the firm’s founder, has worked exclusively in family law since qualifying and her team of specialists have collectively handled thousands of cases. K J Smith Solicitors adopt an effective team-based approach to every case, ensuring that clients are not reliant on the availability of one particular individual. Appointments are also offered outside normal office hours as required. The service is tailored to each client’s requirements and is delivered in a discreet, friendly and caring manner. Client feedback regularly reflects the professionalism and compassion of all the firm’s lawyers and support staff, as well as their readiness to listen and advise.

The practice is a values-led business and is known for employing specialists who are able to provide the best possible outcome for their clients. The firm’s reputation is growing, both as a high-quality service provider to clients and as an excellent place to work. As well as providing its employees with opportunities to develop their individual skills and expertise, the firm offers exceptional remuneration packages with benefits including time recording related bonus schemes, income protection, private healthcare and a matched contribution pension scheme.

K J Smith Solicitors takes pride in delivering an unparalleled service that consistently delivers solutions of the highest quality to all clients, no matter how difficult or sensitive the situation.

Types of work undertaken: The team handles cases in all aspects of family law, from the straightforward to the highly complex. All matters relating to divorce are dealt with, and expertise is also provided in financial settlements, including income, property, pensions, trusts and offshore assets. The firm handles all matters relating to children, including residency and access, as well as deeds of separation and grandparents’ rights. The firm undertakes private work only and does not operate a legal aid franchise.

Our lawyers also have extensive experience in the preparation of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, as well as cohabitation agreements, cohabitation disputes and civil partnerships. Domestic violence expertise includes physical, emotional, financial and sexual matters. Other services offered include change of name deeds, declarations of trust, lasting powers of attorney and deputyship applications.

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial Manager Elliot Clark 0118 418 1000
Number of UK partners : 2
Number of other UK fee-earners : 29