Kevin Smith
“Kevin gave me sound advice and help when it was needed. His friendly approach and knowledge of his subject gave excellent confidence.”.. “Excellent service from Kevin Smith.”.. “Kevin rocks!”

Kevin Smith

Partner, CEO and COFA and Head of Commercial Department


Kevin is a Partner, CEO, COFA and Head of the Commercial Department. Kevin is based at the Petersfield office.

Work Areas

Kevin is a Company Commercial and Commercial Law, and Commercial Property specialist. This includes advising clients in connection with employment issues that arise as part of commercial transactions.

As well as practising in construction and engineering law, Kevin is also a highly experienced residential property lawyer.

Career History

Kevin started out as a trainee solicitor at Neale Turk Rochfort in 1998 qualifying as a solicitor in 2000. Four years after qualifying he joined Bell Pope and then spent a year at Dutton Gregory. Kevin joined MacDonald Oates in 2007 and became a Partner in 2012 and CEO in 2022.

Kevin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is also a Member of Hampshire Incorporated Law Society.


In his spare time Kevin enjoys gardening, travelling, golf and community activities.