Siân Smith

Siân Smith

Siân Smith is a barrister at 42 Bedford Row, specialising in family law. She is Chair of the Family Law Bar Association’s Vulnerable Witnesses Working Group.

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Advocacy and the Vulnerable in the Family Court

‘A skill that can be taught’ reaches the family Bar: Siân Smith, Alison Moore and Jayne Pye on the national training being rolled out to equip barristers with the skills to effectively question vulnerable adults and children in the Family Court

19 March 2021

Culture shift: vulnerability in the civil courts

Could remote hearings push the civil courts towards protecting vulnerable parties? The Civil Justice Council’s proposals, published pre-pandemic, show how to adapt court procedure – and mindset

By Siân Smith and Iris Ferber

18 June 2020
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Earnings, reform and engagement

The new Bar Council earnings report presents a collective challenge for the self-employed Bar, remote hearings are changing and Bar Conference is back next month

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