Saskia Smellie

Saskia is a commercial lawyer in Gowling WLG's Commercial, IT and Outsourcing team in London.

She advises and helps clients with drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts across a variety of sectors including international trade, technology (specifically non-contentious data protection and IT matters), food and retail, automotive, and real estate.

Saskia has a diverse client base including food, product and car manufacturers, data centre operators, energy providers, property funds, pub chains and non-profit organisations.

Saskia also regularly supports pro bono clients, having recently worked with the Ethical Tea Partnership and the Royal National Institute for Blind People. A secondment to Oxfam has provided Saskia with first-hand experience of the charity sector and the roles and responsibilities of in-house legal teams.


  • Advising a global engine supplier on an international precious metal storage agreement
  • Supporting an automotive client on their data mapping and records of processing activity
  • Advising a rail freight client on their conditions of carriage update
  • Advising a mining company on an international offtake agreement
  • Creating commercial letting and lease advisory terms and conditions for a property fund
  • Advising a housing association on an AI software as a service (SaaS) agreement
  • Advising a global engine supplier on a life coach agreement
  • Advising a pub chain on the steps required to comply with the UK data protection and e-privacy regime for direct marketing
  • Drafting template conditions of purchase for goods and services for a food manufacturing client

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Career
      September 2022
      Gowling WLG (UK), Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      September 2022
      Qualified, Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2020

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK), Trainee
    • Education
      University of Law, MSc in Law, Business and Management
  • 2018

    • Education
      BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 2017

    • Education
      University of Birmingham, Bachelor's Degree, History

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