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Cliff Morris

Partner - Business Regulations & Compliance

My experience

I am a partner in the Business Disputes team, having worked for Paris Smith since I first qualified as a solicitor. During that time, I have worked exclusively in the Dispute Resolution department, dealing in both civil and criminal areas of law.

I specialise in regulatory work where I represent a variety of businesses, companies and individuals in business related criminal law, dealing with the Health & Safety Executive, local authorities and other prosecution agencies.

I have wide experience in dealing with road traffic offences from both a company and individual perspective. I also deal with all aspects of alcohol licensing under the Licensing Act 2003, to include both new applications and applications for review before the local authority and if necessary appeals in the Magistrates Court. I have also advised administrators and liquidators on licensing aspects of businesses into liquidation/administration.

I have provided advice and attended interviews under the Police Criminal Evidence Act with both regulatory authorities and the Police. I regularly provide representation at Inquests and in subsequent court proceedings.

I am also involved in commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on high value issues, whilst encompassing complex land issues including rights of way, profits a prendre and boundary disputes.

The clients I work with include regional and national businesses as well as individuals, charities and in-house legal departments.

I was a member of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force between 2012 and 2023. I am involved in the internal compliance requirements of Paris Smith with a particular emphasis on Anti Money Laundering.

I am also a Notary Public.