The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

ONE DERBY SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L2 9XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 3433
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC), Ray Smith, Liverpool, ENGLAND

Ray Smith

Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/barristers/ray-smith/cv/criminal
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Ray was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2013, having practised as a barrister in Melbourne, Australia, qualifying as a Barrister in 2009 and a Solicitor in 2001. Ray has represented clients in the Magistrates and Crown Courts, and the Court of Appeal in in a wide range of cases involving criminal matters including assault and violent offences, acquisitive offences, drugs, public order, motoring and vehicle offences, fraud, sexual offences, anti-social and criminal behaviour orders, Proceeds of Crime, and appeals.

Ray is a CPS Level 1 Prosecutor. He has also been instructed by the Nursing & Midwifery Council, first as external counsel and then on secondment, appearing for the Council in both interim order applications and substantive hearings.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Ray served in the Royal Australian Air Force for over 20 years and attained the rank of Wing Commander. He then worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in its Legal Division and in the field as a Delegate. Having had operational military command experience and having developed expertise in military and International Humanitarian Law, Ray is well placed to represent those affected by military law issues.

Career

Called 2016; Called to the Australian Bar 2009; Solicitor 2001

Member

  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Criminal Bar Association

Education

  • Master of Arts in Strategy & Policy, 2009
  • Master of Arts (International Relations), 2009
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2001
  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours (Class I), 2001
  • Master of Business Administration, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Politics (Class II:i), 1990

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to