• Frank Smith LLB (Hons)

    Frank set up the firm after working full time in the legal sector since 2001. Creating the firm was the result of his long held ambition to run his own business.

    Frank was born in Herefordshire and studied law with Italian at Cardiff University and Parma University in Italy. He has worked in Florence and Milan and is a fluent Italian speaker. Frank started his legal career at Wragge & Co (now international law firm Gowling WLG) in Birmingham before moving to Cheltenham in 2006. He was previously a partner and head of department at Rickerbys Harrison Clark LLP and Willans LLP.

    Frank is a nationally recognised legal affairs expert. Independent legal directory Chambers UK recommends him as an expert in his field, and a “much feted property lawyer who represents landowners on conveyancing, easements and maintenance issues”. Legal 500 a leading guide to law firms in the UK recommends him as someone who “provides prompt, professional and trustworthy advice” a “deal maker” and someone who is “knowledgeable, practical and pragmatic”.

    Direct Dial: 01242 335570

  • Allan Burt

    Allan has lived in Gloucestershire all his life and first qualified as a FILEX in 1965.  He qualified as a Licenced Conveyancer in 1988 before setting up his own practice, Redwood Burt in 1991.  Allan continued to work under that practice name until joining Frank and his team as a Partner in 2018.  Allan was appointed a council member of the Council for Licenced Conveyancers in 1994 and is a former chairman (twice) and board member of the Society of Licenced Conveyancers from 1991 until 2002.

    Allan provides exceptional residential and commercial conveyancing advice to our clients and enjoys working as part of a friendly and supportive team.

    Direct Dial:  01242 895002

  • Nick Woodward LLM

    Originally obtaining his law degree at Aberystwyth University in 1997, before going on to study for a Master's Degree in International Law, Nick has worked previously in Tewkesbury providing advice to local authorities.  In Oxfordshire, he specialised in commercial lender finance and most recently in Gloucester, specialised as a commercial property solicitor, joining Frank Smith and Co in 2021.

    Nick provides a friendly and professional approach to complex commercial conveyancing matters and enjoys working on the granting or renewal of commercial property leases and commercial freehold transfers.

    Direct Dial: 01242 335566

  • Natalie Smith TEP

    Natalie heads up the Private Client Department and is an experienced private client Solicitor and STEP qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). Natalie specialises in wills, probate, powers of attorney, estate planning and trusts.

    Natalie achieved a Bsc in Equine Science at Hartpury College before completing a GDL in Law.  After university Natalie completed her training contract with Penleys solicitors in Dursley (which later merged to become WSP Solicitors) and stayed with them upon qualification in 2010.  In 2012 she was awarded young solicitor of the year by the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Law Society (GWILS).  Natalie later worked at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, in both Cheltenham and Hereford, and Lodders Solicitors in both Cheltenham and Stratford upon Avon, before joining Frank Smith & Co Solicitors.

    Natalie prides herself on the way she explains complex and challenging concepts to our clients in a clear and concise manner. Natalie enjoys the variety of work and the varied clients Frank Smith & Co Solicitors offers.

    Direct Dial:  01242 801748
    Mobile: 07534660982


  • Ruth Swenson

    Ruth has lived in Gloucestershire since 1989, having relocated from South Wales where she trained and started her career as a medical secretary.  After 26 years working for the NHS, Ruth embarked on a period of self-employment, before joining Frank Smith and Co Solicitors in 2018.

    Ruth is delighted to be undertaking the role of Receptionist/Legal Secretary in such a friendly and professional firm and is enjoying working in a legal environment.

    Ruth aims to assist the team by providing top quality and efficient completion of administrative and secretarial tasks. Ruth also provides a friendly and welcoming first point of contact at reception for our clients and visitors to the office.

    Direct Dial: 01242 801748

  • Christine Davies

    Christine has lived in Gloucestershire for most of her life. In 1988 she started working as a junior secretary in a law firm, and it was then she knew that the legal environment was the career she wished to follow. For many years Christine provided support for residential property lawyers but is now fully established as a commercial property legal secretary.

    Christine was delighted to join Frank Smith & Co Solicitors where she undertakes the role of Legal Secretary and is enjoying being part of a friendly team and professional firm.

    Christine assists the team by providing top quality secretarial and administrative support as well as liaising with clients.

    Direct Dial: 01242 335563




  • Nora Ibrahim

    Originally born in Finland, Nora emigrated to England as a young girl and obtained her law degree from the University of Gloucestershire. Having loved the area so much, Nora decided to remain in Gloucestershire to pursue her legal career. In Nora’s own words “I love being a part of Frank Smith & Co Solicitors as I am surrounded by bright and knowledgeable people that I can learn from”.

    Nora’s favourite part of her role is assisting our clients with their matters, ensuring that our clients feel the advice we provide to them is both professional and personal.

    Direct Dial: 01242 358171

  • Steve Tasker, FCMA, CGMA

    Steve is a Chartered Management Accountant specialising in assisting new businesses with their financial and operational processes as they grow and prosper.

    Born and educated in the southern part of Gloucestershire, Steve has over 40 years’ experience working with small to medium sized businesses in numerous sectors including Financial Services and the Legal Sector.

    Steve has been working with Frank since his first year of practice ensuring that the firm’s administrative and financial systems are fit for purpose and can cope with the rapid growth being enjoyed by the firm.

    Steve is a regulated Member in Practice of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. In the words of one delegate at a recent business show in Bristol, “So, you’re more than just an accountant……” sums him up nicely.