Jacqueline Smart

Call 1981

Jacqueline Smart


Chancery Law, both advisory work and litigation (including Land Registry Adjudications). Also member of Chambers' Business, Agriculture and Mental Health Groups. Jacqueline has a specialist interest in the following:-

  • Land law including restrictive covenants, easements, rights of way, sale of land
  • Equity and trusts including constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel
  • Wills, succession, administration of estates and family provision claims
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Partnership
  • Professional negligence in chancery related matters


Deputy District Judge 2002


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Northern Chancery Bar Association
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Middle Temple


  • 2011 "Contentious Probate" - Solicitors For the Elderly (Teesside).
  • 2009 “Proprietary Estoppel – There is a Limit” (as part of the Chancery and Commercial Seminar at Sunderland, Teesside, Carlisle and Newcastle),
  • 2008 Tees Valley Law Society Seminar “A Trust In The Family – Practical And Conveyancing Implications” (Constructive Trusts in the context of cohabitees and family members).
  • 2004 “Securing Provision from an Estate – Aiming at the Right Target”, topics “The Substantial Validity of Wills, and “Family Provision” (Teesside and Newcastle).
  • 2001 “Benefit Of Land Covenants - Contracts (Rights Of Third Parties Acts) 1999” and “Lands Tribunal Applications“ as part of Seminar on Restrictive Covenants (Carlisle and Whitehaven).


LLB King’s College London


Between 2000 - 2012 Member of Legal Services Commission Funding Review Panel (adjudicating on appeals from refusal of public funding).

Teaching part-time on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Northumbria University including Chancery option.

Clerking team

Steve Walker

Lead Civil Clerk

0191 245 9589

Lead Employment Clerk

0191 300 9359

Civil & Criminal Silks' Clerk (Leeds)

0113 3235 955

Clerk (Middlesbrough)

01642 247 569