The firm has been established for over 50 years. All our solicitors have forged professional relationships with specialist Barristers.

Our family department headed by one of the partners, Angela Phelan, has developed over many years of experience of Chesham and local inhabitants.
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We are happy to assist in swearing documents and Statutory Declarations. We are also able to offer the preparation of such documents. Please call to enquire.
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Richardson Smith Solicitors
Ground Floor, Sherwood House,
Stones Courtyard,
High Street,

Welcome to Richardson Smith by Angela Phelan Solicitors


We pride ourselves on being able to offer public funding for those people who are financially eligible having successfully secured a Legal Services Commission contract in family law.

The practice was originally established in the early 1950ís and has operated as a typical High Street practice offering a general legal service to clients in the locality of Chesham and surrounding districts.Paul Smith, the former partner joined the practice in the early 1970ís. He has now retired.

We can offer appointments in Aylesbury when necessary. We can be located next to WH Smith in the High Street, Chesham.

The client base has built up over the past 40 years through continued presence on the High Street in Chesham by recommendation from former clients and friends and via contacts with the local Citizenís Advice Bureau.


In addition to family law, we offer a referral service for conveyancing and probate department dedicated to providing an efficient service in both domestic and commercial matters.

We offer a text message service. Should you wish to take advantage of this, the number is 07563 944592

In the near future we are hoping to incorporate Skype interviews into our business?

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The practice has taken sensible, necessary and economic decisions to reduce in size to offer our client a more attractively priced service without reducing the level of service we provide. Angela Phelan heads the firm and will celebrate her 26th year with the firm in September 2013! You are advised to take a look at her profile which details her many specialist panel memberships and experience. She is teamed with Kathryn Leach, a Consultant Family Solicitor who hosts a wealth of experience and has worked locally in the legal profession for many years. They each bring unique talents that we trust our clients admire.

They are supported by Zoe North has been with the firm and is in the last stages of her training contract. She will qualify as a solicitor in the near future. Jo Hatton is a senior administrator and helps to keep the ship sailing calmly!


We are happy to offer fixed fee appointments (ranging between £50 and £125 plus VAT). If you are eligible, we can provide free legal help.

We now offer fixed fees for divorce and some children issues.

Our charging rates are competitive in todays market and we ensure estimates are given as to the likely final cost.

For an appointment or decision on Public Funding eligibility please telephone 01494 772773 or E-mail:

We can deal with emergency issues as they arise.


We accept cash or cheques made payable to Richardson Smith. We regret we are unable to accept Debit or Credit card payments. For internet banking transfers our client account details are available on request.


We now associate ourselves professionally with Messrs. Pickup and Scott, solicitors of Bourbon Street, Aylesbury who also deal with other aspects including mental health law, prison law, probate, and immigration on telephone 01296 397794 , fax 01296 397033

Appointments outside of office hours can be arranged by prior arrangement call us today on 01494 772 773

Services are provided by Solicitors of England and Wales and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, SRA No 00058093