Christobel Smales

Legal Director/Professional Support Lawyer

As a legal director in the commercial real estate team, I advise on both commercial property and non-contentious construction matters. I specialise in advising on all aspects of commercial property investment, management and general landlord and tenant matters as well as advising on construction aspects of real estate transactions and on non-contentious construction issues on all types of developments.


I deliver a high level of technical expertise in the advice that I provide while also being personable, practical and approachable. I have reached a stage in my career where I have built strong client relationships and I am confident in working independently to deliver a quality legal service.


I place value on assisting and mentoring the more junior members of the team both in terms of identifying and implementing their professional development and training needs and more generally as an initial point of contact on advisory and transactional work.


A client once said “Christobel is a delight to work with and her modesty and lack of ego should not mask the potential that she undoubtedly possesses.” 


  • Landlord and tenant
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Licensing and general advisory work
  • General estate management matters
  • Procurement

Qualifications & memberships

The Law Society of England and Wales
Cambridge University Land Society
Society of Construction Law