Belinda Smith qualified in 1984, initially practicing as a Crown Prosecutor returning to private practice in Peterborough as a defence solicitor in criminal law.
For the past 25 years Belinda has grown an expertise in family law, specialising in public law cases and is a long standing member of the Law Society Children Panel.
Whilst a senior partner at Buckles Solicitors in Peterborough and head of the Family Department, Belinda developed specialisms in all aspects of family law. She is a member of the national family solicitors association, Resolution and a fully trained collaborative lawyer. The majority of her practice is now representing clients in relationship breakdown, both married and cohabitees, with particular emphasis on financial remedy issues.
Belinda has retained a practice in criminal law, now specialising in motoring offences, both in providing pleas of mitigation and defending cases before the Magistrates Court.
Belinda provides a comprehensive range of legal services for those in need of advice and representation in cases of relationship breakdown, be they cohabitation splits, divorce or children matters.