Gregory Smith

Greg currently works in the Employment department of the London office.

Greg graduated from the University of Warwick in 2004 with a BSc in Psychology. He then spent over a decade working for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, culminating in several years as an Analyst in the Policy Unit. As well as successfully leading on various policy areas, Greg co-authored the final report of the independent Commission on Acute Adult Psychiatric Care.

Whilst at the RCPsych Greg competed an MA in Contemporary History and Politics, an LLM in Law and Political Justice and his GDL all on a part-time basis. Before starting at Hempsons he completed the LPC/LLM at the University of Law’s Bloomsbury centre.

Greg is a keen writer and has been published in The Guardian, The British Journal of Hospital Medicine and The Lancet. He is an elected member of the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division, where he has organised conferences for LPC students and significantly contributed to government consultation responses. He has guest-lectured postgraduate students at UCL about the relationship between public policy and research, and spoke at the 2016 RCPsych International Congress about mental health policy development.


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (2:1) – 2004
  • MA Contemporary History and Politics (Commendation) – 2008
  • PGDip Management (Distinction) – 2009
  • LLM Law and Political Justice (Distinction) – 2012
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation) – 2015
  • LLM/LPC Professional Legal Practice (Distinction) – 2017

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