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.
Kelly Trevett qualified as a solicitor in 1998 in a busy practice in Enfield. During her career, Kelly has practised almost exclusively in family law and gained extensive experience in cases concerning divorce and relationship breakdown (including cohabitation splits) and their contingent challenges of dividing financial assets and deciding arrangements for the children. Kelly is also a long standing member of Resolution and is committed to their ethos of resolving family disputes in a constructive and respectful manner, taking into account the needs of the whole family.
Kelly joined Belinda Smith and Co. in June 2018 and balances very successfully life as a busy mother with the demands of a flourishing family law practice.
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.