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Commercial solicitors

Paris Smith has a specialist team of commercial solicitors, based in Southampton and Winchester, who boast an enviable client list and a wealth of valuable and highly relevant experience in dealing specifically with commercial contracts.

Their experience and expertise will help you apply practical legal solutions to your business arrangements, and to secure value from your contracts whilst protecting your commercial interests.

Legal 500 2021 Leading Firm Ranked in Chambers

Appointments during Coronavirus lockdown

During these difficult and unprecedented times, please rest assured that the commercial and IP teams at Paris Smith are still available to support you and your business, should you need us. Whether you are an existing client or somebody who needs assistance for the first time, we can still meet or speak with you via Skype, Facetime or other video conferencing facilities.

For more information, please call either the head of our commercial team, Crispin Dick on 023 8048 2107, or the head of our IP team, Laura Trapnell, on 023 8048 2114; or visit our team and individual lawyers’ pages for our contact details.

Our Commercial Services

We can advise on all types of commercial agreements and regulations, including:

  • Supply and manufacturing agreements
  • Distribution and agency
  • Services agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Software licensing, hardware procurement and software as a service
  • Software development agreements
  • Franchising and licensing
  • Technology transfer (assignments of trademarks, patents, copyright, designs and confidential information)
  • Consumer law, competition law, e-commerce regulations and data protection

Unlike many other firms, Paris Smith has a stand-alone commercial team, as opposed to a commercial team which serves as a mere support function or add-on to the corporate department.

Our commercial team is staffed by seasoned professionals with City backgrounds, and our product offering is complemented by a separate specialist IT and Intellectual Property team.



Commercial Testimonials

  • Chambers and Partners 2020: One source reports: “They’re professional, practical and offer reasonable charges for the high level of legal support provided.” Clients report: “They have a very good reputation and a strength and depth throughout the team. They not only give good, practical commercial advice, but they’re really nice people to deal with.” Sources add: “They work extremely well and are very high-quality. They can offer as good a service as any London firm, but at significantly reduced costs.”
  • Legal 500 2018-19: Sean Davies heads a team at Paris Smith LLP that provides ‘an overall level of service that is excellent’. Davies stands out for ‘his impartiality, along with his breath of experience in the owner-managed sector and no-nonsense approach’. In addition to the full range of M&A and commercial work, the group can also draw on the expertise of the firm’s banking, property and litigation teams. Other key names include Jonathon Roy, Michael Moore, commercial contracts expert Crispin Dick, and Richard Atcherley.

Crispin Dick
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2107
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Meet the Team

Laura Trapnell
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2114
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Emily Sadler

T: 023 8048 2102
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Arezou Rezai

T: 023 8048 2330
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Ryan Mitchell

T: 023 8048 2316
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Claudia Mihai

T: 01962 677809
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Jonathan White

T: 023 8048 2415
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Shaun Piesley
Trainee Solicitor

T: 023 8048 2142
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