Angela is a senior lawyer in the private client team and has over 13 years’ experience in private client work.

Angela offers specialist advice in Wills, probate, tax planning, estate administration and trusts. She also provides advice for elderly clients in relation to lasting powers of attorney and general affairs.

As a long term resident of St Albans, Angela’s local knowledge is much sought after and many of her clients are from the surrounding areas.


In relation to the administration of estates, her experience ranges from small estates through to large complex estates. She has experience in drafting deeds of variations and assisting executors with their responsibilities.

Angela advises clients who are making a Will for the first time, in addition to assisting her clients who regularly review their Wills due to changing circumstances.

She also has experience in the fields of care of the elderly including lasting powers of attorney.

Angela is recognised for being supportive, approachable and accessible to her clients.

Angela studied Law at the University of North Staffordshire and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester. Angela qualified as solicitor and joined Debenhams Ottaway in 1988.

What Clients Say
  • Thank you Angela for handling my mother’s estate and the sale of her home so professionally.  You responded quickly to any questions I had and kept me informed throughout the process, despite the logistical challenges of my living out of the United Kingdom.  I would have no hesitation recommending your estate planning and property services.

    Andrew K. Hoffman 
  • You would expect any solicitor practice to be professional. But being approachable and friendly helps people to relax in an unfamiliar environment.

    Mr B
  • Angela dealt with a difficult and upsetting death and subsequent legal issues with great sensitivity, efficiency and professionalism.

  • I cannot fault Angela for the kind and patient way she dealt with all of the issues. Thank you.

  • Cannot improve on perfection!

    Peter Head
  • Friendly service and making time for general conversation to put me at my ease. I had total trust in my solicitor.

  • Angela Smith asks all the right questions to completely understand her client’s needs which is reassuring and comforting when dealing with the bereaved. Communication is excellent with Julie, her secretary, which gives a client confidence that any message will be actioned and calls are answered timeously. I cannot recommend this team highly enough.

    Susan Willis