Darren Smith

Partner, Employment


0118 989 8151

Ranked as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500, Darren Smith is a employment law solicitor with a wealth of experience advising businesses and senior executives on Employment Law and HR related issues, focusing on solutions that work for them. Darren is also an experienced trainer and regular seminar speaker.

Darren works across sectors but is also well known for his experience in the Leisure and Hospitality sector and has a lot of experience of working with clients in that industry. He has used those experiences to ensure the right advice is tailored to the culture and needs of clients in the Leisure and Hospitality sector.

Clients have previously praised Darren for being “knowledgeable, pragmatic and calm” and that he “provides invaluable support steering them through the complexities of employment legislation” and they “enjoy working” with him.​

Darren Smith is an exceptional employment lawyer. His knowledge and professionalism goes without saying. Beyond this, he is pragmatic and able to take a commercial view on issues that require problem solving. He is very personable which makes him very easy to work with.’

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Herrington Carmichael has once again been named in the Times Best Law Firms. We were first listed in 2023 and have once again made the Best Law Firms list for 2024.  


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