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Business & Regulatory Advice

Getting the basics wrong in your business can lead to far more complicated problems, so our Regulatory team is here to help you make sure you have the right legal underpinning for your ambitions.

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Key Business Regulatory services

  • Competition law compliance
  • Advice on prize competitions and free draws and lotteries
  • Advice on rules regulating advertising and marketing
  • Ad hoc advice on product regulation
  • Corporate governance
  • Data protection compliance
  • Advice on consumer law, including distance selling, unfair commercial practices and unfair terms

Work examples

  • Advising a trade body in the software industry on compliance with competition law and EU rules on horizontal agreements.
  • Advising on exclusivity provisions and restrictions in commercial agreements.
  • Advising clients various clients on terms and conditions for a free prize draw.
  • Advising on the application of REACH to certain chemicals used by one of our clients, and advising on the application of the EU regulation on cosmetics to another of our clients.
  • Advising clients on conflicts of interests and good corporate governance

In-House Counsel

Our team of experienced lawyers is well-equipped to support you in various ways. Whether you require advice on a specific issue, additional resources due to capacity constraints, or a second opinion, we are here to help. Explore our legal counsel page for more information and details on our schedule of seminars, specifically designed for in-house counsel.

How we work with you

Whilst based in the South of England, Paris Smith acts for businesses and families throughout the UK. Technology has enabled us to provide a high level of service to our clients whether they are local to our offices or not. Our advice can be given in many ways:

  • Over the telephone
  • Via video conferencing
  • In face to face meetings

We will talk through how you would like to be contacted and the best ways for us to meet in our early conversations with you.

Get in touch to speak with an expert.

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How we’ve helped our clients

“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

“One referee says “Paris Smith provide a premium service with a real focus on quality;” another adds “The team are accessible and provide strongly commercial advice;” whilst a third referee states “They are very knowledgeable and handled difficult queries very well. They always kept us up to date and ensured a smooth process.””

Chambers Legal Directory 2024

“Referees say “The Paris Smith team has stood out for their ability to respond in a consistently timely and professional manner at all times across a broad range of legal advice areas”; “The Paris Smith team acts as a genuine partner and are there where and when you need them, consistently and professionally – I couldn’t ask any more of them”; “Clear and quality legal advice, hardworking legal counsel” and “Dedicated to the service they provide”.”

Legal 500 2024 Edition

“The assistance we received from Mr Richard Atcherley in directing us to Ryan Mitchell was much appreciated and very helpful. Ryan has shown himself to be engaged with our situation, his advice has been very clearly and concisely given, he has been helpful in explaining concepts and rationale and overall we very much appreciate working with him in the future.”

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