Paris Smith LLP

Litigation Department

The South
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What the team is known for Experienced team with an established reputation on the South Coast. Acts for a range of regional and national clients in sectors as diverse as manufacturing, recruitment and financial services. Regularly called upon for its strength in shareholder and payment disputes with additional expertise in contentious insolvency matters.

Strengths"They have grasped the complex nature of my matter quickly and have been open to listening rather than dictating to me," says a client, who also praises the firm's "commitment and dedication to getting the matter resolved rather than dragging things out."

Another source says of the team: "They have been professional, courteous and friendly and worked with great efficiency."

Work highlights Advised international steel manufacturer Corrotherm on a £150,000 contract dispute concerning an agreement to supply premium grade steel to a purchaser with a European parent company.

Notable practitioners


Chris Holliss
advises clients on shareholder and contractual disputes, as part of his wider litigation practice. A client describes him as "an excellent voice of reason" and commends his ability to "calm some very tense situations."


David Eminton
is head of the firm's dispute resolution practice. He focuses mainly on handling corporate litigation, including shareholder disputes and breaches of warranty.