Adam Smith > The Chambers of Richard Booth KC > Brighton, England > Lawyer Profile

The Chambers of Richard Booth KC
1 Crown Office Row, Brighton


Adam Smith has been a family law specialist for over 30 years.

He is head of the family team in Brighton, and Co -Chair of the Sussex Family Justice Board, responsible for seeking to improve family Justice both locally and nationally.

Adam has a very high profile in local and national policy making.

Adam specialises in cases that involve complex medical evidence (including child death) allegations of sexual abuse, factitious illness and cases involving conflicting medical evidence. He also has experience in private law cases involving parental alienation, and intractable contact disputes.


Call: 1987, Inner Temple.

Adam is instrumental in the progression of the Sussex Experts witness pilot scheme, which is introducing the Justice Ryder proposals for modernising the Family Justice system. He was Chair of the Sussex Family Law Bar association, until he stepped down in 2012 to concentrate on his Local Family Justice Board responsibilities.


  • Co-Chair of Sussex Family Justice Board; Chair of Sussex FLBA (2012).


Hull University LLB (Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 3

Adam Smith1 Crown Office Row, Brighton ‘Adam is thorough in his work and always approachable. He will always ensure the client is clear on what is happening in the proceedings, whether the client is a social worker or a parent. He is also doing great work in the regional area with the family justice board.’