Partner of the life stage planning team
I am a partner in the life stage planning team at Anthony Collins Solicitors. I predominantly deal with divorce and financial matters, as well as associated children issues. I am a resolution accredited specialist, for both financial matters and those involving children, as well as being an accredited family mediator and authorised to conduct Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs).
I have particular experience of dealing with complex financial matters arising from divorce, especially those where there are business assets pension or trust assets. With regard to child matters, I have acted in a number of parental alienation cases as well as those where allegation of violence have been made against a parent or child.
As an accredited family mediator I have mediated numerous financial and child-related matters. I receive most of my instructions from other solicitors as well as directly from the court. I have also been elected as chair of Resolution's West Midlands group.
"Christopher Lloyd-Smith is doing incredibly well, the firm is a go to mediation firm” and Chris is a go to mediator." Legal 500, 2021
"Chris Lloyd-Smith is a trained mediator as well as a partner in the department. He is able to give his clients clear, focused advice at a very early stage. He is extremely well respected with his peers which means that he strikes up an easy rapport with the other side in cases. His people skills are phenomenal. He will often be able to bring about a satisfactory conclusion in some of the most acrimonious of cases." - Legal 500, 2022
"Christopher puts clients at ease but never loses sight of what they need on their particular case, combining his knowledge of the law with a realistic view of the matter." "He is detailed, pragmatic and quickly gets to grips with the most complex cases." - Chambers and Partners, 2022
Accredited Members of Family Mediation Council
Member of, and accredited, with Resolution
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In their 3rd podcast of the series, Chris Lloyd-Smith and Maria Ramon discuss a number of problems with and difficulties that can arise in mediation and the mechanisms they use to overcome them.
For part 5 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews associate Kadie Bennett on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
For part 4 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews associate Douglas Houghton on how he has been coping during these unprecedented times.
For part 3 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews senior associate Madhur Sharma on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
For part 1 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews solicitor Puja Desai on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.