Southampton 02380 482 482
Winchester 01962 679 777
Paris Smith
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Business regulation and compliance

We are a specialist team dealing with a wide range of criminal legislation affecting both businesses and individuals.

Who we act for

We act for individuals, businesses, charities, not for profit organisations and in-house legal teams.  

How we can help

Our services include:

  • advice on compliance with the criminal law, investigations by the police or regulators and managing regulatory risk
  • drafting policies and procedures
  • representation at interviews under caution (PACE interviews), at court (Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and Coroners’ Court) and before licensing committees
  • bespoke training at your/our offices or by webinar

Our specialist expertise includes:

Why choose us?

We believe in working closely with all our clients to achieve their objectives, whether this be adding value to a business through effective compliance, protecting brand and reputation following a criminal investigation/prosecution, keeping senior management out of prison or helping an individual to avoid a driving ban.

By understanding a client’s objectives alongside the factual and legal issues in a case, we are able to give them clear, practical and relevant advice.


You may also wish to choose us because we enjoy what we do; learning about our clients’ businesses, their products and services, meeting new people and working in our area of law which is varied and ever changing.

We are recognised in the 2013 – 2016 editions of the Legal 500 directory for licensing.

Southampton Contact

Cliff Morris
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2289
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Paris Smith LLP’s clients include local businesses, sports clubs and national chains. Associate Cliff Morris and Clive Thomson are recommended.

- Legal 500 2016 (Crime, fraud and licensing)

At Paris Smith LLP, practice head David Eminton ‘is an excellent litigator who understands the law’. Clive Thomson and Mike Pavitt are also recommended.

- Legal 500 2017

Experienced team that stands out for its expertise in debt recovery work and insolvency claims. Acts for an impressive roster of regional and national clients, and is also regularly called upon for its strengths in trust and probate cases, shareholder litigation and landlord and tenant disputes. Clients say: “They are brilliant. The care and quality that goes into the work and the analytical and critical advice translates into what a client wants”; “I was impressed with their assessment of what was needed, their speed of reaction, the quality of service and the outcome of the litigation”


Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2017

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