Robert Thornton Smith – Managing Principal

Robert Thornton Smith, Principal at Wilkins Solicitors LLPRobert is the Managing Principal at Wilkins in charge of the firm’s general management and compliance.  After completing a History Degree at Lancaster University and then studying at Chester Law College, Robert was admitted as a solicitor in 1987.  He served his articles in Manchester and then worked in the West End, where he did large scale commercial litigation and personal injury work.  He joined Wilkins in 1990, and initially worked in general litigation but now specialises in civil litigation.  Robert is fully committed to the rights of accident victims, is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel since its inception in 1994 and is a senior litigator with the  Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.  He is also experienced in other areas of civil litigation including probate and trust disputes, contractual, partnership and general commercial disputes, commercial and residential landlord and tenant problems, building and neighbour disputes.  He is a fluent French speaker.

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