Marie is a Dispute Resolution solicitor in our Wimbledon office.
Marie graduated from Bristol University in 2011 with a degree in Law. She went on to gain 4 years’ commercial experience in the media industry and worked in a client-facing media research role at Kantar Media. She acted mainly for PR professionals in the automotive, luxury and FMCG industries.
Marie completed her LPC at BPP Law School in Bristol and trained with a South West law firm before joining Morrisons in September 2019.
Marie has experience in contractual disputes and contentious probate claims, namely challenges to the validity of Wills and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. During her training contract, she dealt with a broad range of disputes including employer/employee disputes, breach of copyright claims, trademark infringements, director disqualifications, debt claims and shareholder disputes.
Something you may not know
Marie spent her school years abroad in France, Australia, Singapore and China before settling in the UK since university. She is fluent in French.
Outside of work, Marie is a fitness fanatic and enjoys keeping fit through the gym and playing tennis and touch rugby.
Recent Client, Wimbledon
Marie Smale acted for me and defended successfully a false charge brought against me by a very difficult complainant.
Thank you for being very responsive and for being able to grasp the matter spontaneously.
1 5 5Matthew Hearsum listened to my constant chatter with such patience. He repeatedly explained things I didn't understand with clarity and good g...
1 5 5Our experience was made all the easier with Ms Sally Hutchinson advising us.