Paris Smith LLP

Paris Smith are one of the largest regional law firms in Central Southern England, based in Southampton and Winchester with 43 partners and employing over 200 staff. This year sees them celebrating their landmark 200th anniversary.

Whether you are starting out, growing or diversifying a well-established business, or even thinking about issues such as succession, securing additional investments or selling the business, their large team of experienced legal and planning professionals will work with you to provide the right advice and support.  They pride themselves on working to understand you and your business and, your goals and dreams, the challenges you face, and to listen to your journey.

The firm has a wide range of unrivalled expertise in fields including employment law, immigration law, brand and data protection as well as a range of other commercial, property, planning, and personal law advice to assist members of Hampshire Fare.  We are also professionally recognised in the legal directories for our breadth and depth of knowledge.

Paris Smith are proud Corporate Partners of Hampshire Fare and an active member of the group in championing local food and drink in Hampshire.  Peter Taylor, Managing Partner of Paris Smith LLP, commented on the draw to work closely with Hampshire Fare: “The synergy of values and a shared sense of purpose in enabling businesses to reach their full potential and to showcase everything that Hampshire has to offer. We are driven by helping clients achieve their dreams, whatever those look like, through our technical legal knowledge or our extensive networks. Likewise, we seek to help businesses and individuals overcome the challenges which they may face. We like to find solutions for success."

Like Hampshire Fare, they are passionate about local business and enterprise, offering an exceptional, personable service. Mark Dawkins, Managing Director of Charter Brands Ltd, said of the firm, "Paris Smith have been our IP lawyers for several years now. Laura Trapnell, who heads up this division, has been pivotal in ensuring we have been able to realise the company objectives on our brands, both domestically and internationally. Despite her increasing seniority, Laura remains approachable and accessible. Her knowledge and ability on all aspects of IP is second to none.”

With a specialist food and drink team and all the resources one would expect of a leading regional law firm, together with their team of planning consultants, they are there to help and advise on any issue you may face, whether in your professional or private life.

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