Fiona Smith


The Law Society


Chartered Institute of Taxation

The Notaries Society

Fiona Smith

Partner, Private Client

Fiona specialises in private client work and advises on a wide range of matters including capital tax planning; wills; trusts; probate and charities. Her work often involves more than one jurisdiction. She has a diverse client base, acting both for individuals and trustees. She advises business entrepreneurs, and people in the worlds of sport and entertainment.

Fiona started her professional career at Bircham & Co. (now Bircham Dyson Bell) before moving in 1993 to Masons (now Pinsent Masons). She joined Forsters as a partner in 2000.

As well as being a solicitor, Fiona is a Chartered Tax Advisor and a Notary Public. She sits on the Wills and Equity Committee of the Law Society.

She is recognised as a leading individual in The Legal 500, UK and Chambers (UK and Global), Who's Who Legal, Super Lawyers and Citywealth. Fiona has recently been awarded gold at the Citywealth Power Women awards as "Woman of the year: Business Growth (Professional services)".

Awards and recognitions

  • Chambers UK 2015 Leading Individual Logo
  • Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2014 Logo
  • Legal 500 UK 2015, Recommended Lawyer
  • Chambers UK 2016, Leading Individual


T: +44 207 863 8570
M: +44 7769 647 674

"Is always succinct in her advice and that is appreciated by clients. She has a very good knowledge of taxation of offshore trusts." Chambers HNW, 2016
Commentators praise Fiona Smith for her "very good knowledge of the taxation of offshore trusts." Chambers UK, 2016
Forsters LLP’s "lawyers are easily as good and capable as Magic Circle advisers".
The Legal 500 UK 2017