Paris Smith is a law firm with a clear vision of the future. A firm that adapts to the ever increasing demands and pressures on businesses and individuals. We are one of the largest independent regional firms of solicitors in Central Southern England, based in landmark offices in Southampton with 35 partners and employing over 150 staff.
Our solicitors have seven main group practices: Corporate and commercial including IP/IT and Banking & finance; Commercial property & Planning; Employment; Dispute resolution & regulatory; Family; Tax, trust & wills and Conveyancing. Our specialist teams of solicitors with key skills and industry knowledge ensure we assign the team most suited to the clients’ individual or business needs.
We act for the public and private sector and high net worth individuals, offering specialist teams for the following industry sectors; public sector/local government, retail, hotels & leisure, education, charities, sports and stadia, banking and finance. With an ever changing market place the firm is structured to serve our clients best with focused, creative and cost effective solutions, ensuring the very best service possible at the most competitive price, whilst maintaining the highest quality.
We are a forward looking firm utilising the latest information technology and we are among the first law firms nationwide to obtain and retain the quality accreditation from LEXCEL (The Law Society’s quality mark). Our commitment to staff is reflected in high retention rates and the number of Partners and Associates who trained with the firm. We are also accredited under Best Companies. In 2012 we were proud winners of the Law Society Excellence Award for Innovation.
We are proud of the contribution that we make to the community and the way we operate our business in a responsible manner. For more information read our Community & Social Responsibility Policy
We operate an Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.
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A very important part of the culture at Paris Smith is that employees are expected to work hard but the firm also recognises that there should be a work/life balance. We have various sports teams including football, netball and cricket. The firm’s social committee organises events such as quizzes, Summer BBQ, Christmas Party, bingo nights and riverboat shuffles. In addition to seasonal events for the whole firm each department has informal social events. There is a strong informal social life.
We offer a very comprehensive benefits package which includes a competitive salary (reviewed annually), pension scheme membership, medical expenses (subject to eligibility), life assurance cover, personal accident cover and discounted legal fees. Full details available on request.
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