Michael Smith

Year of call:



Newcastle University, LLB


Pupil of HHJ Lightfoot (formerly of No 6, Leeds)



Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel


North Eastern Circuit

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Currently not available to receive instructions.

Michael Smith has prosecuted or defended in all manner of criminal cases, with an emphasis on serious crime, for over 30 years. He is a Grade-4 prosecutor and a Rape and Serious Sexual Offences panel advocate.

Notable cases

Cleveland Enquiry – Sexual offences involving children

Operation Byng – Drugs & weapons

Operation Wheel – Bradford riots.

Contact Michael’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253