Ryan Mitchell

Associate Solicitor - Commercial

Ryan Mitchell

Associate Solicitor - Commercial

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I help individuals and businesses with a range of commercial, intellectual property and data protection issues. These include:

  • drafting and reviewing business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) contracts – including terms and conditions of purchase/sale, supply agreements, manufacturing agreements, software as a service (SaaS) agreements, software development agreements, service level agreements and publishing agreements;
  • terms and conditions and privacy policies for websites, software and mobile apps;
  • data protection matters – including data subject access requests (DSARs), data breaches, compliance documentation, international data transfers and direct marketing;
  • franchising and other licensing arrangements; and
  • commercial agency agreements.

I also advise on corporate transactions involving share and business sales, acquisitions and reorganisations, as well as company constitutional matters. These include:

  • the buying and selling of company shares and business assets;
  • company constitutional matters – including shareholder agreements, investment agreements, articles of association and company incorporations; and
  • partnership agreements and joint venture agreements.

I am also a member of Paris Smith’s Charities team. I advise charities of all sizes on a variety of matters including:

  • governance matters, including amending Articles of Association, taking on new trustees, managing member participation and holding AGMs;
  • data protection and direct marketing compliance; and
  • commercial contracts including trading terms and conditions, outsourcing agreements and joint venture agreements.

I also manage Paris Smith’s registered office and company secretarial files.

The law can be complicated. I help clients protect themselves against legal risks and help them understand their contractual and compliance obligations. I give plain-English advice which focuses on the areas of concern for you or your business.

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We are lucky to have Ryan in our legal corner, particularly as the confidentiality and intellectual property landscape becomes ever more complex to navigate safely as a small company with a global client base. He has shown a quick understanding of the varied requirements and a nimble and measured application of his legal expertise, which enables us to work with confidence both with the Davids and the Goliaths of our industry, including major corporations, university research and publishing sectors.

Helen Simmins, Director - InSci Associates Ltd

Ryan recently helped us to navigate our way through a lengthy three year contract with a new publishing partner. Throughout the process he was prompt to our queries, provided clear explanation and guidance and ensured our best interests were at the heart of this document. We would not hesitate to use Ryan again, or to recommend his legal services to other organisations.

Karen Young, Editor & Communications - The Federation of Holistic Therapists
The Federation of Holistic Therapists

I have been really impressed with Ryan's knowledge, attitude and professionalism and wouldn't hesitate to instruct him again in the future.

C Hillyer, GP

Thank you so much for your support, advice and guidance delivered promptly and efficiently with patience and good humour which was very much appreciated.

Jo Ash, Chief Executive - Southampton Voluntary Services
Southampton Voluntary Services

Ryan has assisted me on a number of commercial matters and each time I have been pleased with the value, speed and professionalism of his service.

Mr Basra