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About Paris Smith

Paris Smith LLP is one of the largest law firms in Hampshire, with offices in Winchester and Southampton. The firm has grown year by year and currently numbers 43 partners, employing over 200 staff.

Our shared purpose as a firm is to enable success through positive experiences with legal excellence. There are three pillars to this “Why” of Paris Smith:

  1. Our people – We are committed to the development of our people, to ensure that each member of the firm has the opportunity to reach their full potential, making the most of his/her talents.
  2. Our clients – All in Paris Smith are motivated by a strong desire to assist our clients to reach their goals and objectives, whatever they may be.
  3. Our region – Paris Smith is proud of the region in which we live and work, its global gateways and ease of access to London and the North. Through collaboration with key stakeholders in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we shall continue to play our part to create a legacy for the region so that our communities continue to thrive for future generations.


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I find Paris Smith professional and practical with reasonable charges for the high level of legal support. The lawyers I have dealt with at Paris Smith are the best I have worked with in both the local and wider areas

Lorna Hayes, Managing Director
Churches Fire Security Ltd

It was fantastic to see how the business has grown over the decades, and it is noticeable that Paris Smith certainly is a prominent institution in Southampton and the South Coast; steeped in history.

Chris Williams, Director

Always an honour and joy to be part of Team Paris Smith. Effective exemplary job sharing, caring, authentic, empathetic client care etc., sets you all apart from other lawyers and law firms. Feel very proud to be working with you.

Jessica Strachwitz Hamilton,

The Peter Cooper Motor Group has been acquainted with Paris Smith for a number of years, over which we have moved our entire legal requirements to them. Whether dealing with their contracts, employment or property teams, we have always found them accessible, informative and effective. Paris Smith are considered a long term partner of our business, who work pro-actively with us to develop our futures together, maximising opportunities ahead.

Darren Cooper, Group Managing Director
Peter Cooper Group

I have referred a number of my key clients to the Commercial Dispute Resolution Team in the confidence that they will deal with their issues in a professional, speedy and efficient manner. The lever of service and expertise provided by the Team continually exceeds my expectations and those of my clients. The Team provides plain English advice and explanations. We would thoroughly recommend the Commercial Dispute Resolution Team, and in fact do on a regular basis.

Greenfield Insurance

Myself and my business partner would like to formally thank Chris Holliss and Paris Smith for their professionalism, efficiency and commitment. Empathetic, well-organized and highly skilled professionals with a commitment to us.

We have explored and experienced various legal professionals. Paris Smith are without a shadow of a doubt the best legal support we have ever experienced. We believe our relationship with Chris and Paris Smith will continue for the rest of our professional careers and feel confident the relationship will also be inherited by our future successors.

Yong Chong & Karl Cassey
Modum Search Founders

On behalf of Laings and those of us lucky enough to join you last night at your 200th celebration, I’d like to say a huge thank you.

For many years Paris Smith have been our trusted partner and you’ve all personally been involved in some of the most significant moments in our history – thank you.

Many thanks for the ongoing support and invitation, I look forward to many more successful years working together.

Jonathan Payne, MD

A very sincere thank you for a wonderful evening at the Anniversary Dinner last night. It was such a spectacular event which must have taken an enormous amount of organisation. What I thought was particularly touching was that, although it was so large, it also had an intimate feel and I got a real sense of the firm as a family and as part of the local community.

Vicky Owen, Director of Personnel & Corporate Services
Peter Symonds College

Thank you so much for a wonderful night – it was a lovely event and there was a tremendous atmosphere in the room.

I love the fact that you both embraced your love of culture and music – not many organisations would have had their 2 top people playing and singing at such an event – absolutely brilliant!!

Thanks for letting me share it with you and I was genuinely proud of our association with Paris Smith last night.

Michael Ockwell, Chief Executive
Mayflower Theatre

Thank you most warmly for the outstanding event on Thursday evening. It was a privilege to be part of the community of your staff and clients, as well as the huge number of beneficiaries of your ‘time and talents’ over the years. The Paris Smith story is a remarkable one, and is synonymous with the history of Southampton. At a time when the private sector arguably offers more clear continuity than the public sector (alarmingly at times!) it is a matter of pride and reassurance to have a company like yours in the city.

Giles Semper, Chief Executive Officer
Go! Southampton - Business Improvement District Ltd

I thought it was very interesting to hear of the firm’s ethos and aspirations which were as it seemed from the outside – people seem to enjoy working for and with Paris Smith who do a very good job for their clients.

Paul Russell, Partner
Carter Jonas

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the work you carried out on behalf of my company. Paris Smith continue to represent Premier Recruitment Solutions Ltd with outstanding results. I highly recommend Paris Smith for all types of legal work!


Marcus Hackney, Managing Director
Premier Recruitment Solutions Ltd

Paris Smith dealt with an unusual complex transfer in a very efficient manner and at no time gave us cause for concern. On the contrary we are assured by your confidence that all the unusual aspects would be dealt with satisfactorily. For this we are very grateful.

T A Rowson

Paris Smith have represented me in relation to various matters over the past 20 years and I trust them completely and would never consider going to an alternative firm.

Gilliam Deas

Paris Smith always provide us with excellent service, we use them for their employment law expertise and they have guided us through some complex situations with various employee issues as well as some major restructures

Angela Tomkins, HR Manager
Formaplex Ltd


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