Claire Smith LLB (Hons)


Claire is a UK qualified specialist planning & environmental lawyer. She joined Franckel Law in June 2021, having previously been in-house counsel for a Channel Islands private bank, and before that working in the Property Team at Ogier.

Claire has over 20 years’ experience as a planning & environmental lawyer working in the UK and 8 years in the Channel Islands, both in-house and in private practice.

She advises individuals, local businesses, trusts, intermediaries, and the Government of Jersey on planning and environmental matters of every size and complexity.

What clients say about Claire

Claire is a very capable lawyer, with exceptional people skills.

Claire always contributed to the project with her invaluable dedication, perseverance and the ability to take initiative and act with great confidence.

Claire thinks ‘outside the box’. She’s personable, flexible, patient and fun to work with.