Doncaster Office
Sheffield Office

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith

Partner & Joint Head of Wills, Probate and Trusts T 0114 399 0096


Lauren joined Taylor Bracewell in December 2014, becoming a Partner in April 2018.

Lauren is Joint Head of Wills, Probate and Trusts. Lauren also Heads up the Sheffield office.

Sheffield born and bred, Lauren qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and has over 12 years Post Qualification Experience specialising in Wills and Probate. Working at several firms throughout South Yorkshire Lauren is well known in the region for her advanced expertise, meticulous attention to detail and empathic approach to clients needs and circumstances.

Lauren is a member of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners) and is a fully qualified TEP (Trusts and Estates Practitioner). STEP is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the field of trusts and estates. This means that Lauren is an expert when it comes to advising clients on how best to manage their affairs, and has both specialist qualifications and experience in inheritance and succession planning. 

Lauren specialises in a variety of different matters, including drafting Wills, Inheritance Tax Planning and Asset Protection, as well as Probate and Administration of Estates, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.  


What area of law do you specialise in?

Wills, Trusts, Probate, Inheritance Tax Planning, Asset Protection, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work.

How many years have you worked in this field? 

I qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 – I have worked in this area since 2004 when I was a Trainee Solicitor

What is the main reason you got into law?

I always had an interest in the law from a young age. I used to love watching detective programmes with my dad when I was young and said that I wanted to be a Solicitor from being about 10.

What is the best part of working for Taylor Bracewell?

Getting to do what I love each day when I come to work. I get to meet lots of different people and help them out in a variety of ways. Many people are daunted about coming to see a Solicitor so it is nice to alleviate any fears they have and help them with their problems.

What do you enjoy outside of work? 

Spending time with my family and friends. I love going on holiday and having weekends away with my husband and son.


Testimonials I have Received...
Professional, friendly service, highly recommended, contents of enquiries in full detail. Lauren Smith who incidentally dealt with our wills etc is undoubtedly a very valuable partner in this particular company. Mr & Mrs Bullas opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
We both thank you for the work regarding our wills and power of attorney documents now received. Your representative Lauren Smith was a pleasure to deal with and assisted and advised us on all aspects, which made the whole process understandable. Once again very many thanks. Mr & Mrs Bailey opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
We were very impressed by Lauren's efficiency, warmth and professionalism. Having sought advice on our wills elsewhere and being bamboozled, it was refreshing to have everything explained clearly and all options discussed in a straight forward manner. Already recommended Lauren to friends. Mr & Mrs Clarke opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Lauren and her team produced our wills quickly and effectively. The process was far easier then I had imagined! Thankyou Ms Oliver and Dr Thomas opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
A very professional service. It was quick, easy and efficient. I would highly recommend Lauren smith to any family and friends, she was a pleasure to meet and very knowledgeable in her role. Mrs Masters opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I was so impressed when I accompanied my friend that I immediately made an appointment to make my will. I was shown the utmost courtesy by everyone. Explanations were straight forward and I felt confident that my needs were understood and would be followed through. Many thanks to Lauren Smith. I have no hesitation in recommending Taylor Bracewell. Mrs Loveday Wood opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
My wife and I Consulted Taylor Bracewell in order to draw up Wills. Lauren gave us very clear advise and explained the different option available which made it an easy decision on how to proceed. Wills were swiftly done and finalised after review. All this made a potentially difficult legal process simple and stress free. we are both confident in the legal expertise of the Taylor Bracewell team. With a friendly approach be able to employ them again for any further legal advise. Mr and Mrs Cary opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Lauren acted more like a friend than a solicitor. Lauren and her staff answered all questions put to them curiously with help to me as my administration skills are nil. Thankyou Mr and Mrs McCabe opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Lauren was helpful and efficient, always taking time to explain things clearly. Made my mum feel very comfortable and at ease. Mrs Jones opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Lauren dealt with our Will writing quickly and efficiently, thoroughly explaining everything in terms we could understand. Very professional service. We would definitely recommend Taylor Bracewell. Thank you. Mr and Mrs Torr opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I used the company for free will making month. I found them to be efficient and helpful. Miss Power opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
An excellent service from start to finish (will writing). Everything was explained thoroughly in terms we could easily understand. Thank you. Mr and Mrs Torr opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Lauren was open and clear and an expert in getting the right information from us and made sure our family would be looked after in the event of our deaths. Drawing up a will was easier than we expected. Mr and Mrs Deakin opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
A fantastic service. We would highly recommend Lauren and her team to friends and family. Mr an Mrs Whiteley opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
This is my first time with Taylor Bracewell Solicitors. The advice my solicitor Lauren Smith gave me was easy to understand. Lauren's helpful manner, swiftness in reply's and her professionalism made me feel at ease. Thanks Lauren. I have on going business with Lauren and Taylor Bracewell and i'm looking forward to our meeting. I can definitely recommend Taylor Bracewell. Thanks again. Mr Foster opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Very good service. Mrs Harkness opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Having got an email request for Will Aid, I got a call back within half an hour to make an appointment. Making the Will was straight forward and the process was efficient. Thank you! ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Smooth, efficient and did everything we asked. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I was impressed by your guidance through the process and determination to ensure that the process was followed to the letter. You have been very patient with me as I sorted out my witnesses and secured signatures for my Will. A professional will preparation service that I would highly recommend to others Mr Ojinnaka opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I was looking on the internet for a solicitor who could assist me in writing a Will. I came across Taylor Bracewell's site and and decided to use them and i'm glad I did. I found them to be very helpful and efficient. I would certainly use them and recommend them again. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Much better service than previous solicitors. Very helpful and efficient, fabulous service from the solicitor and extremely helpful receptionist. Friendly relaxed service. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
A very good cost effective service offered by Taylor Bracewell. The procedure was explained well and we were delighted to resolve our discretionary trust. Mr and Mrs Calvert opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Fully competent, well organised, friendly and professional, no complaints at all. Very painless! ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Very Straightforward process to amend details of my Will. I emailed the amendments I required. A new Will was made for my approval and then I had a meeting in the office to sign the documents and a week later I received my own copy through the post. Very good service. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Our experience of Taylor Bracewell was everything you would want it to be. Lauren was extremely professional, courteous, polite and at the same time she was very understanding and supportive. Thank you. Mr and Mrs Kirk opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
When we planned to make an appointment we were seen to very quickly. We were seen on time, and were listened to. We rang to change something and it was done quickly and politely. We were very impressed with the service we got and would recommend Taylor Bracewell to friends and family. Mr and Mrs Bingham opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
A very efficient and professional service that made us feel at ease and that are needs were being met. Mr and Mrs Turley opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I found Lauren and the team approachable. They found a good level of information and explained it to me so that I could understand. They never treated me differently. I will be using Taylor Bracewell again. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I was very happy with the service and the support I received. I would highly recommend Taylor Bracewell Solicitors to family and friends. Thank you. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Taylor Bracewell provided straight forward information and advice in a 'fuss free' way, making it easier for us to make a decision based on sound knowledge. They were flexible on appointment times and we never felt pressured. Thank you. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
All the family found Lauren very helpful and a great credit to the company. Mr Browning opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I made my Will through Will aid. The service was very easy and straightforward. Lauren made the appointment which didn't impact my work, it is very appreciated. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Very professional company with polite and well informed staff. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to my friends and family. Mrs Morton opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I am giving Taylor Bracewell full marks for the professionalism and efficiency throughout. They answered all my questions fully and made me aware of one or two things. Thank you so much. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
If you want to be represented by a professional team of solicitors then look no further than Taylor Bracewell. Their professionalism dealing with my requirements and the way Lauren explained every detail put me at ease. Thanks again to Taylor Bracewell and a big thank you to Lauren, my solicitor. Mr Foster opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Lauren's advice was straight forward and she spoke in plain English. Everything went smoothly. We have already recommended you! Mr and Mr Sherwin opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
The legal procedure relating to our requirements were explained to us in a way that was easy to understand. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
100% service ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Lauren took us through the various options and explained the effects of each possibility. Extremely helpful! ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
We used the free will service which was very easy to do. We were made to feel at ease during our appointments. A very professional and friendly service. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
100% fantastic service ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Great service and they were incredibly patient with us. ANON opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
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