Sep 2021

Adrian Smith

Adrian is an experienced lawyer, having first qualified in 1997. He started his post-qualified career at Lawrence Graham in London, (now part of Wragges) doing corporate finance, but moved home to Scotland in 2000, joining Maclay, Murray & Spens (now part of Dentons). In 2003, having been on secondment to Scottish Widows Investment Partnership,  he moved in-house with First State Investments and, after a short spell at Edinburgh Partners, became Head of Legal there in 2007, overseeing global ex-Australia legal risk. He was also part of the executive committee and risk and compliance committee. In 2014 he joined Kames to head up the Regulatory function, overseeing and implementing regulatory change such as MiFID II and PRIIPs. For personal reasons, he left Kames in 2018 and set up a legal and compliance consultancy business, before joining RM in 2021 as Compliance Officer. Outside work, he enjoys being outside, sailing, golfing and hillwalking.


James Robson