Marie Shanks

Client Liaison 01332 501150

At work

Marie worked in banking and insurance before taking a role at Derby City Council. After a number of years, she joined Chambers Smith in 2010 as our Client Liaison.

Her role involves managing day-to-day finance, marketing and attending networking events. Getting to know clients and building up friendships is Marie’s favourite part of her job.

At play

Marie is married and has two ‘crazy but cute’ kids.

In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, short walks in the sun and assisting a parent support group for rare diseases.

An interview with Marie

On an ideal weekend, you can find me:

“Enjoying a spa break.”

My favourite holiday destination is:

“The Caribbean.”

My favourite song to play in the car is:

“Anything by Bruno Mars.”

The first album I bought was:

“Big Area by Then Jericho.”

If I could be any fictional character, I would be:

“The Queen of Hearts.”

I could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, I would win a medal in:

“Dressing a newborn.”

When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:


The three qualities that draw me to new people are:

“A sense of humour, a listening ear and a good communicator.”

My pet peeve is:

“Laundry on top of or next to the laundry bin… why?!”

The best gift I’ve ever received is:

“My two little children. And diamonds of course!”

The three people at my dream dinner party would be:

“Keith Lemon, my youngest sister and James Corden.”

The three small things that make my day better are:

“The sun out, the dishwasher emptied and the internet working.”


A client since 2006

From Derby

“I have been a client of Chambers Smith Financial Planning for almost 14 years now and am so grateful for how they look after me and my finances. I trust Chambers Smith implicitly and seeing my Inheritance Tax liability fall year by year as a result of their planning means that I will recommend them until I run out of breath!”

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A client since 2016

From Matlock

“Chambers Smith Financial Planning are available at any time to discuss any detail on the investments, expressed in a way that is easily understood. The Trust has greatly benefitted from receiving this professional service which has been tailored to its own particular circumstances.”

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John and Tara

Clients since 2007

From Bakewell

“Over a period of 10 years, Chambers Smith helped us implement high-quality financial advice and planning to meet all our needs going forward. They haven’t stopped working on achieving the best possible outcomes for us. We are extremely happy with the service they have provided.”

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A client since 2006

From Ashbourne

“Chambers Smith has always been thorough and helpful. When my husband passed away in 2018, they proved themselves invaluable at an incredibly difficult time. Chambers Smith is not just a financial adviser – they truly care, and I have nothing but gratitude for their service.”

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A client since 2014

From Manchester

“Chambers Smith worked with me and my company in a way that no other adviser had done before. They looked at every detail, explained things in a clear manner, tailored all planning to my company’s exact needs and offered regular, ongoing reviews… we have been thrilled with the work”

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