The three Directors – Penny Smith, Karen Livesley and Marie-Alice Slavov, head the Belcher Frost team.  The Directors have significant experience in their area of expertise and are recognised by their peers as being exceptional lawyers.

The directors have a clear vision for the future of Belcher Frost ensuring that it provides its clients with a high level of service by employing exceptionally capable lawyers, whilst adapting to the needs of a changing legal market.

Belcher Frost has an experienced team of support staff all of whom has excellent skills in client service and provide a high level of support to the lawyers in the firm.



  • Penny Smith
    Director and Senior Partner
    Areas of expertise

    Areas of Specialist Knowledge

    • Estate tax planning
    • Wills, Trust and Probate
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  • Karen Livesley
    Areas of expertise

    Residential Property
    Lease extensions
    Transfers of equity
    Lifetime mortgages.


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  • Marie-Alice Slavov
    Areas of expertise

    Wills, Trusts and Probate

    Inheritance Tax Planning

    Cross-border successions and cross-border Will planning


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  • Lauren Kendell
    Areas of expertise


    Court of Protection

    Lasting Powers of Attorney


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