Kingsley Smith Solicitors

Choose Kingsley Smith solicitors for a boutique, personal service to get you the outcome you need.

We pride ourselves on our open and transparent service, speaking in plain English and agreeing all fees in advance. Our services are twofold:

  • We are renowned in England for our expertise in planning law. Nicholas Kingsley Smith is a specialist in solving the trickiest of legal planning problems. Based in Chatham, Kent, we deliver constructive, practical and effective planning services to the whole of England.

  • Outside of planning, we provide excellent additional legal services, covering core legal areas such as dispute resolution and employment law.

With a core team of four legal experts, we offer a personal, end to end service. Our size means our lawyers work on your case from start to finish. This means we are accountable, and always on the end of the phone. We are transparent, will always be honest with you and we discuss fees up front.

We may be small, but this certainly doesn’t restrict us. Our clients’ reviews speak for themselves:

“Would like to express our very sincere thanks to Nicholas Kingsley-Smith, our lawyer for the masterly way he has handled this affair and welcome having him on our side in the future.  If any of you have a planning problem, I strongly recommend that you consult Nicholas. We really appreciated your views and the advice you provided - it really was exceptional and provided a lot of comfort to us”

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Meet our team of specialists

A specialist planning law firm, with excellent private client and employment law experts, Kingsley Smith Solicitors is run by experienced solicitors Nicholas and Elizabeth Kingsley Smith.


Elizabeth Kingsley-Smith is probably the first person you will encounter at Kingsley Smith Solicitors, she listens to your problems, analyses your issue from a legal standpoint and directs you to the expert best suited to handle your problem.

Nicholas Kingsley Smith tackles planning problems with expertise, determination and lateral thinking. Nicholas has helped countless people get favourable outcomes by offering constructive, practical and effective advice.

Chris Eastland is our in-house employment law and civil litigation expert who will support you through such issues as breach of contract, or unfair dismissals, boundary disputes, neighbour disputes, restrictive covenant problems, from a business and an individual perspective. Appreciated by his clients for his down-to-earth manner, Chris breaks down legal jargon and explains the merits of the case in an easy to grasp way.

Lisa has over 25 years experience and has helped thousands of families and individuals over the years. Lisa is kind and sympathetic so whatever your legal needs are in these often complicated and stressful areas of law, Lisa will ensure you receive an excellent service.

Get in touch for help today

For specialist legal advice and a personal, transparent service, get in touch today. We’ve got your back.

Please call our team on 01634 811 118, or complete our online enquiry form.

Find further information on our specialist services:

Planning law

Individual services


Kingsley Smith Solicitors LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under registration number OC305935 and is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Our VAT number is 203 2808 05. A list of members may be inspected at our registered office: The Joiners Shop, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ. All members of Kingsley Smith Solicitors LLP are solicitors.

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What Our Clients Say

We would like to thank you for the superb work and attention to detail that has gone into our dispute with the council so far! 

Our Architect put together a very professional document which was further enhanced and polished by your very professional input. 

You are in fact unique in my personal experience of the legal profession in that you take your duty of care very seriously. It is obvious that the outcome concerns you greatly and your determination to win is much appreciated!

Thank you from us both.

Mr and Mrs X, Surrey